Beethoven's Fidelio

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Karita Mattila as Leonore and Richard Margison as Florestan in 'Fidelio'

Houston Grand Opera presented its first performance of Beethoven's Fidelio in 27 years last November to enthusiastic reviews. The production, by Jürgen Flimm, stars tenor Simon O'Neill as Florestan, the prisoner in need of rescue, and Karita Mattila as his wife, Leonore. Tómas Tómasson is Florestan's villainous nemesis, Don Pizarro.

CAST:
Florestan   Simon O'Neill
Leonore   Karita Mattila
Don Pizarro   Tómas Tómasson
Rocco    Kristinn Sigmundsson
Don Fernando   Kyle Ketelsen
Marzelline   Brittany Wheeler
Jaquino   Norman Reinhardt
First Prisoner   Brendan Tuohy
Second Prisoner  Mark Diamond

CONDUCTOR:  Michael Hofstetter
STAGE DIRECTOR:   Jürgen Flimm
HOUSTON GRAND OPERA ORCHESTRA AND CHORUS
CHORUS MASTER  Richard Bado

Approx. Length:  2 hours 6 minutes