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Sunday Night at the Opera: Beethoven’s Fidelio

Station Blog2020-4-9By: Classical Staff

April 12, 2020

Host Alexa Petrenko has a treat for you tonight!

“No better time than this Easter Weekend in this 250th year-long Beethoven birthday than by featuring his only opera, Fidelio, an archetypal journey from darkness into the light.  Suffused with Beethoven’s deep humanity and his burning passion for human freedom,  it is the most famous of all rescue operas. Jon Vickers is the noble Florestan who has been imprisoned for political reasons,  and Christa Ludwig is his heroic wife Leonore, who disguises herself as a prison guard named Fidelio to save him, in this historic EMI recording conducted by Otto Klemperer.”

Sunday Night at the Opera airs at 9 pm on The New Classical FM.

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