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Fidelio (Opera) Anson Austin, Glenys Fowles, Beryl Furlan

Souvenir Brochure  Australian Opera 1979 Season Sydney Opera House Concert Hall


Fidelio (Op. 72) is a German opera with spoken dialogue in two acts by Ludwig van Beethoven. It is his 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 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.

Opera Australia is the principal opera company in Australia. Based in Sydney, its performance season at the Sydney Opera House runs for approximately eight months of the year, with the remainder of its time spent in the Arts Centre Melbourne (where it is accompanied by Orchestra Victoria). In 2004, the company gave 226 performances in its subscription seasons in Sydney and Melbourne, attended by more than 294,000 people.

Company : Anson Austin, Glenys Fowles, Beryl Furlan, Donald Shanks, Marilyn Richardson, John Shaw, Sergei Baigildin, Eric Badcock, Donald Smith, Robert Allman, Carlo Felice Cillario. Bernd Benthaak, Allan Lees, William Akers, Michael Beauchamp, Stephen Seymour, Ladislav Jasek

Size 225 x 225 mm Information and Pictures and Company Bio's
Condition: Used Good 7/10 Looks Ok (Cover has Knocks and Dogear on cover)

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