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The composer worked on this opera for ten years, until it triumphed in 1814. Like Mozart, Beethoven had transcended singspiel’s form and language. More importantly, he had entrusted lyrical art with its true mission: the public.
Rarely played in Paris, Fidelio finds an opera auditorium at the Opéra Comique that is very similar to the ones Beethoven knew back in the 1810’s.Together with Siobhan Stagg and Michael Spyres, Raphaël Pichon and Cyril Teste have created a performance induced with fiery musical intensity and politics.
Musical direction Raphaël Pichon
Stage direction Cyril Teste
With Siobhan Stagg, Michael Spyres, Mari Eriksmoen, Albert Dohmen, Gabor Bretz, Christian Immler, Linard Vrielink
Choir and orchestra Pygmalion