Fidelio

More info on Fidelio

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 scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Overture Popularity:

Opera: FidelioComposer: BeethovenAct: 1.01

Type: instrumentalVoice: n/aLanguage: German

Roles:
2Jetzt Schätzen jetzt sind wir allein Popularity:

Opera: FidelioComposer: BeethovenAct: 1.02

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: German

Roles: Jaquino/Marzelline
3Der arme Jaquino dauert Popularity:

Opera: FidelioComposer: BeethovenAct: 1.03-1

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles: Marzelline
4O wär ich schon mit dir vereint Popularity:

Opera: FidelioComposer: BeethovenAct: 1.03-2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles: Marzelline
5Guten Tag Marzelline Popularity:

Opera: FidelioComposer: BeethovenAct: 1.04

Type: recitativeVoice: B S TLanguage: German

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

Opera: FidelioComposer: BeethovenAct: 1.05

Type: recitativeVoice: S B T SLanguage: German

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

Opera: FidelioComposer: BeethovenAct: 1.06

Type: quartetVoice: S S B TLanguage: German

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

Opera: FidelioComposer: BeethovenAct: 1.07

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: German

Roles: Rocco
9Ihr könnte das leicht sagen Popularity:

Opera: FidelioComposer: BeethovenAct: 1.08

Type: recitativeVoice: S B SLanguage: German

Roles: Leonore/Rocco/Marzelline
10Gut Sönnchen gut Popularity:

Opera: FidelioComposer: BeethovenAct: 1.09

Type: trioVoice: B S SLanguage: German

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

Opera: FidelioComposer: BeethovenAct: 1.10

Type: recitativeVoice: B B-BrLanguage: German

Roles: Rocco/Pizarro
12Ha! welch ein Augenblick Popularity:

Opera: FidelioComposer: BeethovenAct: 1.11

Type: aria,choirVoice: bass-baritoneLanguage: German

Roles: Pizarro
13Jetzt Alter hat es Eile Popularity:

Opera: FidelioComposer: BeethovenAct: 1.12

Type: recitativeVoice: B-Br BLanguage: German

Roles: Pizarro/Rocco
14Abscheulicher wo eilst du hin Popularity:

Opera: FidelioComposer: BeethovenAct: 1.13-1

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles: Leonore
15Komm Hoffnung Popularity:

Opera: FidelioComposer: BeethovenAct: 1.13-2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles: Leonore
16Ich folg dem innern Triebe Popularity:

Opera: FidelioComposer: BeethovenAct: 1.13-3

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles:
17Aber Marzelline kein Wort Popularity:

Opera: FidelioComposer: BeethovenAct: 1.14-1

Type: recitativeVoice: S TLanguage: German

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

Opera: FidelioComposer: BeethovenAct: 1.14-2

Type: recitativeVoice: B S S TLanguage: German

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

Opera: FidelioComposer: BeethovenAct: 1.15

Type: recitative,choirVoice: T BLanguage: German

Roles: Two prisoners
20Nun sprecht wie ging es Popularity:

Opera: FidelioComposer: BeethovenAct: 1.16-1

Type: duetVoice: S BLanguage: German

Roles: Leonore/Rocco
21Noch heute noch heute Popularity:

Opera: FidelioComposer: BeethovenAct: 1.16-2

Type: recitativeVoice: B SLanguage: German

Roles: Rocco/Leonore
22Ach Vater eilt Popularity:

Opera: FidelioComposer: BeethovenAct: 1.17

Type: recitativeVoice: S B T SLanguage: German

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

Opera: FidelioComposer: BeethovenAct: 1.18

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

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

Opera: FidelioComposer: BeethovenAct: 2

Type: instrumentalVoice: n/aLanguage: German

Roles:
25Gott! Welch Dunkel hier! Popularity:

Opera: FidelioComposer: BeethovenAct: 2.01-1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Florestan
26In des Lebens Fruhlingstagen Popularity:

Opera: FidelioComposer: BeethovenAct: 2.01-2

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Florestan
27Wie kalt ist es in diesem Gewölbe Popularity:

Opera: FidelioComposer: BeethovenAct: 2.02

Type: recitativeVoice: S BLanguage: German

Roles: Leonore/Rocco
28Nur hurtig fort Popularity:

Opera: FidelioComposer: BeethovenAct: 2.03

Type: duetVoice: B SLanguage: German

Roles: Rocco/Leonore
29Doch spur ich nicht sanft sauselende Luft Popularity:

Opera: FidelioComposer: BeethovenAct: 2.04

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Florestan
30Euch werde Lohn in bessern Welten Popularity:

Opera: FidelioComposer: BeethovenAct: 2.05

Type: trioVoice: B T SLanguage: German

Roles: Rocco/Florestan/Leonore
31Er sterbe doch er soll erst wissen Popularity:

Opera: FidelioComposer: BeethovenAct: 2.06

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

Roles: Pizarro/Florestan/Leonore/Rocco
32Vater Rocco der herr Minister kommt Popularity:

Opera: FidelioComposer: BeethovenAct: 2.07

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

Roles: Jaquino/Rocco/Leonore/Pizarro
33Meine Leonore geliebtes Weib Popularity:

Opera: FidelioComposer: BeethovenAct: 2.08

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: German

Roles: Florestan/Leonore
34O namelose Freude Popularity:

Opera: FidelioComposer: BeethovenAct: 2.09

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: German

Roles: Leonore/Florestan
35Gute Botschaft ihr armen Leidenden Popularity:

Opera: FidelioComposer: BeethovenAct: 2.10

Type: recitativeVoice: B T SLanguage: German

Roles: Rocco/Florestan/Leonore
36Heil sei dem Tag heil sei der Stunde Popularity:

Opera: FidelioComposer: BeethovenAct: 2.11

Type: aria,choirVoice: bassLanguage: German

Roles: Fernando
37Wohlan so helfet, helft den Armen Popularity:

Opera: FidelioComposer: BeethovenAct: 2.12

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

Roles: Rocco/Fernando/Pizarro/Leonore/Marzelline/Florestan
38Wer ein holdes Weib errungen Popularity:

Opera: FidelioComposer: BeethovenAct: 2.13

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

Roles: Florestan/Leonore