Fidelio

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Composer:

Ludwig van Beethoven

Librettist:

Joseph Sonnleithner

Premiere:

First version: 20 November 1805, Wien (Theater an

Language:

German

Synopsis:

Fidelio Synopsis

Libretto:

Fidelio Libretto

Translation(s):

English

About the opera Fidelio

Fidelio (Op. 72) is a German opera in two acts by Ludwig van Beethoven. It is Beethoven's only opera. The German libretto is by Joseph Sonnleithner from the French of Jean-Nicolas Bouilly which had been used for the 1798 opera Léonore, ou L'amour conjugal by Pierre Gaveaux, and for the 1804 opera Leonora by Ferdinando Paer (a score of which was owned by Beethoven). The opera tells how Leonore, disguised as a prison guard named "Fidelio", rescues her husband Florestan from death in a political prison.
Bouilly's scenario fits Beethoven's aesthetic and political outlook: a story of personal sacrifice, heroism and eventual triumph (the usual topics of Beethoven's "middle period") with its underlying struggle for liberty and justice mirroring contemporary political movements in Europe.
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Roles in Fidelio

Florestan Tenor
Leonore Soprano
Rocco Bass
Marzelline Soprano
Jaquino Tenor
Don Pizarro Bass-Baritone
Don Fernando Bass
Two prisoners Tenor,Bass

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All scenes from Fidelio

Arias from Fidelio
Duets from Fidelio

Nr.Title sceneOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Overture

Opera: FidelioComposer: BeethovenAct: 1.01

Type: instrumentalVoice: n/aLanguage: German

Roles:
2Jetzt Schätzen jetzt sind wir allein

Opera: FidelioComposer: BeethovenAct: 1.02

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: German

Roles: Jaquino/Marzelline
3Der arme Jaquino dauert

Opera: FidelioComposer: BeethovenAct: 1.03-1

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles: Marzelline
4O wäre ich schon mit dir vereint

Opera: FidelioComposer: BeethovenAct: 1.03-2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles: Marzelline
5Guten Tag Marzelline

Opera: FidelioComposer: BeethovenAct: 1.04

Type: recitativeVoice: B S TLanguage: German

Roles: Rocco/Marzelline/Jaquino
6Wie er belastet ist

Opera: FidelioComposer: BeethovenAct: 1.05

Type: recitativeVoice: S B T SLanguage: German

Roles: Marzelline/Rocco/Jaquino/Leonore
7Mir ist so wunderbar

Opera: FidelioComposer: BeethovenAct: 1.06

Type: quartetVoice: S S B TLanguage: German

Roles: Marzelline/Leonore/Rocco/Jaquino
8Hat man nicht auch Gold beineben

Opera: FidelioComposer: BeethovenAct: 1.07

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: German

Roles: Rocco
9Ihr könnte das leicht sagen

Opera: FidelioComposer: BeethovenAct: 1.08

Type: recitativeVoice: S B SLanguage: German

Roles: Leonore/Rocco/Marzelline
10Gut Sönnchen gut

Opera: FidelioComposer: BeethovenAct: 1.09

Type: trioVoice: B S SLanguage: German

Roles: Rocco/Marzelline/Leonore
11Ah! er kommt selbst hierher

Opera: FidelioComposer: BeethovenAct: 1.10

Type: recitativeVoice: B B-BrLanguage: German

Roles: Rocco/Pizarro
12Ha! welch ein Augenblick

Opera: FidelioComposer: BeethovenAct: 1.11

Type: aria,choirVoice: bass-baritoneLanguage: German

Roles: Pizarro
13Jetzt Alter hat es Eile

Opera: FidelioComposer: BeethovenAct: 1.12

Type: recitativeVoice: B-Br BLanguage: German

Roles: Pizarro/Rocco
14Abscheulicher wo eilst du hin

Opera: FidelioComposer: BeethovenAct: 1.13-1

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles: Leonore
15Komm Hoffnung

Opera: FidelioComposer: BeethovenAct: 1.13-2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles: Leonore
16Ich folg dem innern Triebe

Opera: FidelioComposer: BeethovenAct: 1.13-3

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles:
17Aber Marzelline kein Wort

Opera: FidelioComposer: BeethovenAct: 1.14-1

Type: recitativeVoice: S TLanguage: German

Roles: Marzelline/Jaquino
18Was habt ihr denn wieder zu zanken

Opera: FidelioComposer: BeethovenAct: 1.14-2

Type: recitativeVoice: B S S TLanguage: German

Roles: Rocco/Leonore/Marzelline/Jaquino
19O welche Lust im freier Luft

Opera: FidelioComposer: BeethovenAct: 1.15

Type: recitative,choirVoice: T BLanguage: German

Roles: Two prisoners
20Nun sprecht wie ging es

Opera: FidelioComposer: BeethovenAct: 1.16-1

Type: duetVoice: S BLanguage: German

Roles: Leonore/Rocco
21Noch heute noch heute

Opera: FidelioComposer: BeethovenAct: 1.16-2

Type: recitativeVoice: B SLanguage: German

Roles: Rocco/Leonore
22Ach Vater eilt

Opera: FidelioComposer: BeethovenAct: 1.17

Type: recitativeVoice: S B T SLanguage: German

Roles: Marzelline/Rocco/Jaquino/Leonore
23Verwegner Alter welche Rechte

Opera: FidelioComposer: BeethovenAct: 1.18

Type: recitativeVoice: S B-Br B TLanguage: German

Roles: Leonore/Pizarro/Rocco/Jaquino
24Intermezzo 2

Opera: FidelioComposer: BeethovenAct: 2

Type: instrumentalVoice: n/aLanguage: German

Roles:
25In des Lebens Fruhlingstagen

Opera: FidelioComposer: BeethovenAct: 2.01-2

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Florestan
26Wie kalt ist es in diesem Gewölbe

Opera: FidelioComposer: BeethovenAct: 2.02

Type: recitativeVoice: S BLanguage: German

Roles: Leonore/Rocco
27Nur hurtig fort

Opera: FidelioComposer: BeethovenAct: 2.03

Type: duetVoice: B SLanguage: German

Roles: Rocco/Leonore
28Doch spur ich nicht sanft sauselende Luft

Opera: FidelioComposer: BeethovenAct: 2.04

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Florestan
29Euch werde Lohn in bessren Welten

Opera: FidelioComposer: BeethovenAct: 2.05

Type: trioVoice: B T SLanguage: German

Roles: Rocco/Florestan/Leonore
30Er sterbe doch er soll erst wissen

Opera: FidelioComposer: BeethovenAct: 2.06

Type: recitative,quartetVoice: B-Br T S BLanguage: German

Roles: Pizarro/Florestan/Leonore/Rocco
31Vater Rocco der herr Minister kommt

Opera: FidelioComposer: BeethovenAct: 2.07

Type: recitativeVoice: T B S B-BrLanguage: German

Roles: Jaquino/Rocco/Leonore/Pizarro
32Meine Leonore geliebtes Weib

Opera: FidelioComposer: BeethovenAct: 2.08

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: German

Roles: Florestan/Leonore
33O namelose Freude

Opera: FidelioComposer: BeethovenAct: 2.09

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: German

Roles: Leonore/Florestan
34Gute Botschaft ihr armen Leidenden

Opera: FidelioComposer: BeethovenAct: 2.10

Type: recitativeVoice: B T SLanguage: German

Roles: Rocco/Florestan/Leonore
35Heil sei dem Tag heil sei der Stunde

Opera: FidelioComposer: BeethovenAct: 2.11

Type: aria,choirVoice: bassLanguage: German

Roles: Fernando
36Wohlan so helfet, helft den Armen

Opera: FidelioComposer: BeethovenAct: 2.12

Type: sextetVoice: B B B-Br S S TLanguage: German

Roles: Rocco/Fernando/Pizarro/Leonore/Marzelline/Florestan
37Wer ein holdes Weib errungen

Opera: FidelioComposer: BeethovenAct: 2.13

Type: duet,choir,finaleVoice: T SLanguage: German

Roles: Florestan/Leonore