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Opera North - Fidelio

Saturday 19 June 2021 6:00pm Opera
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Running time: Approximately 2 hours, no interval. Language: Sung in German with English surtitles and narration.

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Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult aged 18+
This event is part of our season of socially-distanced performances

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A dramatic concert performance of Ludwig van Beethoven’s only opera.

This romantic melodrama, inspired by a true story from the French Revolution, speaks to our times with its themes of isolation, liberty and humanity. Fidelio is actually Leonore, a noblewoman disguised as a boy in search of her husband, Florestan, who has been unjustly imprisoned by tyrannical political opponent Don Pizarro. Fidelio secures a job as a prison guard and sets in motion a chain of events in which she must risk everything to save her husband’s life…

Conducted by Paul Daniel, the Orchestra and Chorus of Opera North accompany an impressive cast of internationally-renowned singers including Rachel Nicholls, Toby Spence, Robert Hayward and Brindley Sherratt. The powerful and poignant music includes highlights such as the moving Prisoners’ Chorus and the thrilling trumpet call as the drama reaches its climax.

Originally due to be performed in November 2020, a subsequent livestream of Fidelio filmed behind closed doors at Leeds Town Hall was a huge critical and audience success last year, receiving five-star reviews from The Times, The Telegraph and The Guardian. The same cast returns this June to bring this performance to live, socially-distanced audiences in Nottingham for the first time.

Cast and Creative Team

We have been See It Safely approved
We have been granted the use of Society Of London Theatre & UK Theatre’s ‘See It Safely’ mark. The mark certifies that we are complying with the latest Government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, to ensure the safety of our staff and audiences. You can find out more about the measures we have been putting in place ready for your visit here, and what you need to know beforehand.

Flexible booking policy – for your peace of mind
If live performances are cancelled for any reason, we will contact you to outline your options, which will include a full refund. If you or anyone you live with/in your support bubble displays symptoms of COVID-19, or if you are required to self-isolate following Government guidance, please do not visit the Theatre Royal & Royal Concert Hall. Instead, call our Box Office team on 0115 989 5555 to request an exchange or full refund up to 24 hours before the performance you are attending. If the performance you are planning to attend is within 24 hours, please call the Box Office to discuss your options.

16 to 30 year olds / Full Time Students
All £30 and £20 tickets for £10, subject to availability.

Retired Over 60s
Save £2.50 on all £40, £30 & £20 tickets.

Registered Unwaged
50% off all tickets.

Family Ticket
50% off for under 18s with each adult full price ticket (max. 4 tickets).



'A gripping operatic experience... If there had been an audience, they would have been on their feet at the end.'

The Guardian

'Exhilarating... a Beethoven celebration to relish.'

The Times