Ludwig van Beethoven's lone opera -- written during the Napoleonic era -- stands as a stirring tribute to humanity's unceasing pursuit of liberty and autonomy. Featuring a first-rate cast that includes Gabriela Benacková, Josef Protschka and Neill Archer, this critically acclaimed production moves at a brisk pace, led by maestro Christoph von Dohnányi. Recorded in 1991 at Great Britain's Royal Opera House.
Compelled by a mysterious force, Kaena, a rebellious, high-spirited teenage girl will defy the High Priest and her people's ancestral beliefs to take the perilous journey through the Axis and discover what dark secrets lie beyond the clouds.
Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Live showing of Verdi's Traviata with subsequent re-screenings Violetta, a Parisian courtesan suffering from tuberculosis, is throwing a party to celebrate her recovery.
TANNHÄUSER UND DER SÄNGERKRIEG AUF WARTBURG is a grand opera by Richard Wagner in three acts. After experiencing boundless sensuality and freedom with the fun-loving Venus (soprano), the singer Tannhäuser (Tenor) finds it impossible to conform to the cultured setting of his betrothed Elizabeth (soprano), who loves him.
In 1429 a teenage girl from a remote French village stood before her King with a message she claimed came from God; that she would defeat the world's greatest army and liberate her country from its political and religious turmoil.
Have you watched Beethoven: Fidelio yet? What did you think about it?