FidelioSaturday, November 22, 8pm
Tuesday, November 25, 7pm
Friday, November 28, 8pm

Music by Ludwig van Beethoven

Libretto by Josef Sonnleithner with subsequent revisions by Stephan von Breuning and Georg Friedrich Treitschke

Sung in German with projected English translations.

Running time is approximately 2 hours and 40 minutes.

Love. Courage. Freedom.

Beethoven's only opera will be presented to commemorate the opening of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.

Fidelio celebrates courage in the face of tyranny.

The courageous Leonore poses as a boy (Fidelio) in order to work in the prison where her husband (Florestan) is wrongly imprisoned for his political beliefs. When Florestan's execution is imminent, Leonore risks discovery and death for love, finally freeing her beloved from his chains and his fellow prisoners from oppression.

Vocal highlights include Leonore's aria showcasing her determination to find her husband; Florestan singing his vision of Leonore as an angel coming to his rescue; the moving "Prisoner's Chorus"; and a triumpant, joyful final chorus.

The Synopsis 

Read the full synopsis here.

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Closing Night Pre-Show Dinner

Friday, November 28, 6 pm
Centennial Concert Hall, Piano Nobile


Enjoy an authentic buffet-style German dinner catered by the German Society of Winnipeg and a 1/2 hour presentation about Fidelio by actor, singer, and director Donna Fletcher.

Menu: Schweineschnitzel (pork cutlet) plain, with mushroom gravy, or bell pepper sauce;Spätzle (egg noodles);Red Cabbage; Assorted Salads; Buns/butter; Black Forest Cake

Cost: $35 per person (includes tax and gratuities)

OPERA MATTERS 2014/15 Season

Opera Matters by Robert Vineberg, Chair of Manitoba Opera's Board of Trustees, explores the background to the operas produced by Manitoba Opera and what was happening in the world and in Winnipeg at the time of those operas. (more...)


Thank you to the following sponsors for their support of Fidelio

Richardson Foundation


 Great-West Life

Sun Life Financial




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