Theatreland Memorabilia

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Fidelio or The Triumph Of Married Love

Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven. Libretto: Joseph Sonnleithner after Leonore, or Married Love by Jean-Nicolas Bouilly.
Revised by: George Friedrich Treitschke.

Productions

Theater an der Wien, Vienna, 1805
Theatre an der Wien, Vienna, 1806
Kärntnerthor-theater, Vienna, 1814
His Majesty's Theatre, 1832
London Coliseum, 1980, ENO
London Coliseum, 1981, ENO
London Coliseum, 1996, ENO

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Theater an der Wien, Vienna
First performance: 20th November 1905

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Theater an der Wien, Vienna
First performance: 29th March 1806

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Karntnerthor-theater, Vienna
First performance: 23rd May 1814

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His Majesty's Theatre
First performance: 18th May 1832 (1st performance in England)

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London Coliseum
First performance: 10th May 1980
English National Opera/ENO.

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London Coliseum
First performance: 7th October 1981
Producer: Joachim Herz. Production rehearsed by: David Gollins.
Set Designer: Reinhart Zimmerman. Costumes Designer: Eleonore Kleiber.
Lighting: Reinhart Zimmermann and Roger Firth. Staff producer: Keith Warner.

CharacterPlayed By
JaquinoAlan Woodrow
MarzellinePatricia O'Neill
RoccoDennis Wicks
LeonoreLinda Esther Gray
Don PizarroMalcolm Donnelly
First PrisonerAlexander Magri
Second PrisonerPaul Napier-Burrows
FlorestanKenneth Woollam
Don FernandoRichard Angas
ConductorJames Lockhart

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London Coliseum
First performance: 24th April 1996
Conductor: Richard Hickox, James Holmes (May 3, 16, 21, 29).
Assistant Conductor: James Holmes. Chorus Master: Stephen Harris.
Leader: Barry Griffiths. Music Staff: Tom Wade, Duncan Williams, Tony Legge.
Director: Graham Vick. Designer: Paul Brown.
Lighting Designer: Thomas Webster. Staff directors: Lynn Binstock, Henry Little.

CharacterPlayed By
Jaquino, porterPhilip Sheffield
Marzelline, Rocco's daughterMary Plazas
Rocco, prison warderGwynne Howell
Rocco, prison warderAndrew Greenan
from May 21
Leonore, Florestan's wife under the name of FidelioKathryn Harries
Don Pizarro, prison governorPeter Sidhom
April 24, 27, May 1, 8, 18, 29, June 1
Don Pizarro, prison governorKeith Latham
May 3, 10, 16, 21, 23, June 6
First PrisonerJohn Marsden
Second PrisonerChristopher Ross
Florestan, a prisonerAnthony Rolfe Johnson
Don Fernando, ministerJohn Connell
Additional ChorusAllan Adams, Caroline Baker, Nicola Beckley, Elizabeth Davidson, Geraint Hylton, Jean Manning, Elizabeth Nash
ActorsRichard Auckland, Anthony Beselle, Justin Lee Burrows, Peter Cooney, Robert Jordan Moore, Jason Sabin, Juliano Shkreli, Gerardo Siliano, Daniel Tyrell, Jeffrey Wood

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