Fidelio

 

Beethoven Fidelio opera to libretto by Joseph Ferdinand von Sonnleithner, Stephan von Breuning, and Georg Friedrich Treitschke. Directed 2008 by Katharina Thalbach at the Zurich Opera House. Stars Krešimir Stražanac (Don Fernando), Lucio Gallo (Don Pizarro), Roberto Saccà (Florestan), Melanie Diener (Leonore/Fidelio), Alfred Muff (Rocco), Sandra Trattnigg (Marzelline), Christoph Strehl (Jaquino), Bogusław Bidziński (First Prisoner), and Morgan Moody (Second Prisoner). Bernard Haitink conducts the Zurich Opera Orchestra with the Zurich Opera Chorus, Supplementary Chorus, Youth Chorus, and Extras Association (Chorus Master Ernst Raffelsberger). Set design by Ezio Toffolutti; lighting by Hans-Rudolf Kunz. Directed for TV by Felix Breisach. Released 2010, disc has 5.0 dts Digital Surround sound. Grade: B-

Wonk Gordon Smith and his OperaDou jury gave this Fidelio a B-.

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