Fidelio, a "true" opera ?

Operatic company


Salle Bizet

from 13
to 15 December 2018


13 December 2018 10.00 am

14 December 2018 10.00 am

15 December 2018 10.00 am

All dates


0 825 01 01 23 (0,15 € / min)


Free admission upon reservation


Since 2008 the symposia of the Opéra Comique have surveyed opera from various perspectives by associating several research partners. The Opéra Comique is at the center of these transdisciplinary and international working sessions. From 2018 onward, there will be two lines of research: one on the operatic company, disbanded in 1971, the other on the institution’s operatic economy, which has combined its own resources and public funding since 1762.

Composed to a libretto from a 1798 opéra comique (Léonore ou l’Amour conjugal by Bouilly and Gaveaux), Fidelio enjoyed great success at the Opéra Comique in its French version staged by Albert Carré on the inauguration of the third Salle Favart. This closing symposium of the European project “Beethoven’s Fidelio: transfers, circulations, appropriations, 1798-XXIst century” will examine the issue of Beethoven’s operatic writing, the motives of his dramaturgy and the place of Fidelio in opera as a genre. It will also question the place occupied by Beethoven’s sole opera in the programing of opera houses and in today’s musical life.

In collaboration with Université de Versailles-Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines and Université d’Evry-Val d’Essone (Université Paris-Saclay), the EHESS, the University of Zurich and the Beethoven Haus in Bonn, with the support of the SIERA and the Franco-German University.

Image : Creation of Fidelio in french version at the Opéra Comique in 1898 - source Gallica - BNF

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