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Simone Young conducts Beethoven's Fidelio

Opera in Concert

A love story, but also a tale of rebellion against injustice and the struggle for individual freedom. Simone Young brings her three decades of experience leading productions of Beethoven’s opera around the globe.

Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House
Venue
Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House
**Booking fee of $8.95 may apply

While Beethoven’s genius was extraordinary, it was always grounded in his deeply felt humanity. In his only opera, Fidelio, this powerful marriage of music and message draws on themes of adversity, persecution, and triumph through sacrifice and determination.

Simone Young brings Fidelio to the Concert Hall in spectacular fashion, with her three decades of experience leading productions of Beethoven’s opera around the globe. The exceptional international cast is led by the phenomenal Elza van den Heever and Simon O’Neill.

Fidelio’s story is reimagined for these performances by First Nations author Tyson Yunkaporta who has written new texts to illustrate the opera’s dramatic themes of love, self-sacrifice and the journey to enlightenment. Yunkaporta draws us deeper into Beethoven’s compelling and uplifting landscape of memory, hope and human aspiration.

PROGRAM

BEETHOVEN Fidelio

ARTISTS

SIMONE YOUNG conductor
TYSON YUNKAPORTA writer

ELZA VAN DEN HEEVER Leonore
SIMON O’NEILL Floristan
JAMES ROSER Don Pizarro
JONATHAN LEMALU Rocco
SAMANTHA CLARKE Marzelline
JAMES CLAYTON Don Fernando
NICHOLAS JONES Jaquino
LOUIS HURLEY First Prisoner
CHRISTOPHER HILLIER Second Prisoner
SYDNEY PHILHARMONIA CHOIRS

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