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Kirill Petrenko (photo: Stephan Rabold)

Kirill Petrenko conducts “Fidelio”

Beethoven’s only opera Fidelio is a plea for overcoming the power of despotism and tyranny – and a hymn to love. Beethoven’s lifelong motto, “Freyheit über alles lieben; Wahrheit nie, (auch am Throne nicht) verläugnen” (To love liberty above all else, never to deny the truth, even though it be before the throne) is reflected vividly in his work. Kirill Petrenko conducts the work in the Philharmonie following performances at the Easter Festival Baden-Baden. The title role is sung by Marlis Petersen, the current artist in residence of the Berliner Philharmoniker.

Berliner Philharmoniker

Kirill Petrenko conductor

Marlis Petersen soprano (Leonora)

Matthew Polenzani tenor (Florestan)

Peter Rose bass (Rocco)

Hanna-Elisabeth Müller soprano (Marzelline)

Paul Schweinester tenor (Jaquino)

Wolfgang Koch baritone (Don Pizzaro)

Tareq Nazmi bass (Don Fernando)

Stephen Chambers tenor (1st Prisoner)

David Ostrek bass (2nd Prisoner)

Rundfunkchor Berlin

Gijs Leenaars chorus master

Ludwig van Beethoven

Fidelio, op. 72 (3rd version from 1814)

Dates and Tickets

Fri, 17 Apr 2020, 19:00

Philharmonie | Introduction: 18:15

Series I

Sun, 19 Apr 2020, 19:00

Philharmonie | Introduction: 18:15

Series K

Kirill Petrenko (photo: Stephan Rabold)

Marlis Petersen (photo: Yiorgos Mavropoulos)