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Ludwig van Beethoven

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Fidelio Tuesday 17 February 7.30pm

London Lyric Opera in concert at Cadogan Hall Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Philharmonia Chorus Queens’ College Chapel Choir Cambridge Conducted by Madeleine Lovell Sung in German with English surtitles

5 Sloane Terrace, London SW1 9DQ

www.londonlyricopera.com

Tickets: £39, £32, £25, £20, £12 Box Office: 020 7730 4500 www.cadoganhall.com


Ludwig van Beethoven

Fidelio Tuesday 17 February 7.30pm

Madeleine Lovell Conductor “ Madeleine Lovell… marshalled all her forces with skill and finesse.” Antony Craig, Gramophone

An international cast presents Beethoven’s classic opera in concert with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, under the baton of brilliant young conductor Madeleine Lovell. Fidelio’s fundamental themes – liberty, love, justice and compassion – are brought to vibrant life in Beethoven’s dramatic score. Featuring world-renowned dramatic soprano Elizabeth Connell in one of her signature roles. Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Philharmonia Chorus Queens’ College Chapel Choir Cambridge

Richard Wiegold Rocco “ And in a casting coup reminiscent of Russian dolls, bass Richard Wiegold’s King Arkel is the most expansive overall, and yet his physical portrayal of dotage is shakily spot on.” National Post, Canadian Opera Company, Pelléas et Mélisande

Elizabeth Connell Leonore “ Elizabeth Connell brings such a thrilling blend of power and refined grace to this role that it’s hard to imagine a finer performance; her voice soars, yet everywhere caresses the music.”

James Hancock Don Pizarro “ The musical highlight of the evening came from James Hancock… a distinguished performer.” Denby Richards, Musical Opinion, Cycles

Sydney Sun-Herald, Opera Australia, Ariadne auf Naxos

Rachel Nicholls Marzelline “ …a wonderful, dreamy voice, whose haunting sound resonates in the memory.” Opernwelt, Royal Opera, Ariadne auf Naxos

Andrew Staples Jaquino “ There was a radiant Tamino from Andrew Staples, who seems a transformed presence on stage.” Richard Morrison, The Times, The Magic Flute

Jeffrey Lloyd-Roberts Florestan “ Throughout Jeffrey Lloyd-Roberts sings, acts, inhabits the title role as if his life depended on it… This could well be the defining role in Lloyd-Roberts’ entire career.”

Paul Goodwin-Groen Don Fernando “ …a promising dramatic bass.” Anne Midgette, New York Times, Der Freischütz

Martin Dreyer, Opera, Peter Grimes

Pre-concert talk at 6.30pm by acclaimed critic and broadcaster John Amis.

Book your tickets online at www.cadoganhall.com or call 020 7730 4500 Generous group discounts available.

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