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Oct. 27 2012

11/03/12 – Fidelio – 1:00pm

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Houston Grand Opera

Fidelio by Ludwig van Beethoven
Libretto by Joseph Sonnleithner

Sung in German
Approximate running time: 2 hours, 6 minutes including one intermission

Leonore is willing to do whatever it takes to free her husband, Florestan, an innocent political prisoner. Disguised as a boy, Fidelio, she bravely prevents Florestan’s assassination by a corrupt governor. Beethoven’s only opera is a musically brilliant story of a wife’s selfless and courageous love


Cast (in order of appearance)

Jaquino – Norman Reinhardt
Marzelline – Brittany Wheeler
Rocco – Kristinn Sigmundsson
Leonore/Fidelio – Karita Mattila
Don Pizarro – Tómas Tómasson
First Prisoner – Brendan Tuohy
Second Prisoner – Mark Diamond
Florestan – Simon O’Neill
Don Fernando – Kyle Ketelsen


Conductor – Michael Hofstetter
Director – Jürgen Flimm
Associate Director – Gina Lapinski
Set Designer – Robert Israel
Costume Designer – Florence von Gerkan
Lighting Designer – Duane Schuler
Associate Lighting Designer – Michael James Clark
Chorus Master – Richard Bado
Houston Grand Opera Orchestra and Chorus

Photos by Felix Sanchez


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