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1978
  • Music

Beethoven Fidelio

Pretty darn close to having
Runtime
2h 27m
Countries
  • DE
  • Germany
Languages
  • de
This production is a gala affair; the sets are traditional (evocative of 18th-19th century Spain); the lighting is bright, so colors are good and one can see all of the action. Singers are generally well chosen and perform admirably. However, at this point, slight reservations creep in; although Janowitz (Fidelio/Leonore) and Kollo (Florestan) look "good" and act well, the singing parts tax them a bit when pushed to the limit. Most of the time that doesn't matter, and an argument can be made that a little vocal strain is in character with their dire plight. Ideally, for me, Vickers as Florestan would have added extra vocal heft and more sensitive acting than Kollo.

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Director

Cast

Florestan
Don Pizarro
Marzelline
Full cast

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  • Status
    Released
  • Release date
    Nov. 4, 1978
  • Original Language
    German
  • Production Companies
    • Deutsche Grammophon
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