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    The first of three politically charged stage works this season is Beethoven’s only opera, Fidelio – a passionate musical protest against political oppression, first performed in the wake of the French Revolution.

    Australian tenor Stuart Skelton stars as the imprisoned Florestan, with soprano Ricarda Merbeth as his faithful and resourceful wife Leonore. Louise Alder, winner of the Dame Joan Sutherland Audience Prize at 2017 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World, sings the role of Marzelline, the jailer’s daughter.

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    Fidelio 108’
    (concert performance; sung in German)

    Stuart Skelton Florestan
    Ricarda Merbeth Leonore
    James Creswell Rocco (replacing Brindley Sherratt)
    Louise Alder Marzelline
    Benjamin Hulett Jaquino
    Detlef Roth Don Pizarro
    David Soar Don Fernando

    Orfeón Donostiarra
    BBC Philharmonic
    Juanjo Mena conductor

    There will be one interval