See Ludwig van Beethoven's renowned Fidelio
Nineteenth-century composer Ludwig van Beethoven's only opera, Fidelio Op. 72, is a spectacle just as astounding and vivid as his various compositions and symphonies. You will not regret buying or selling Fidelio tickets – see one of the greatest operas of all time by heading to StubHub as soon as tickets become available. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity!
The opera that captured hearts around the world
The romantic drama on which the opera – which had already been written in French and Italian – is based was written in German in the early 19th century. It was later adapted and translated for the theatre by Joseph von Sonnleithner as Fidelio. Beethoven composed the opera over the course of a decade, beginning in 1805 and completing the finalized version in 1814; it premiered at the Kärntnertor Theatre in Vienna on May 23. The opera features four overtures, including the well-known 'Fidelio Overture', which are played by an orchestra of two clarinets, four horns, two oboes, two trumpets, two bassoons, two trombones, timpani, two flutes and a series of string instruments. Experience the exhilarating music and heartbreaking story of this classic production by buying or selling Fidelio tickets on StubHub today.
A story of love, suffering, and heroism
Fidelio was written at the same time as Beethoven found himself forced to accept his slowly deteriorating sense of hearing. The opera reflects the themes of human frailty, suffering, and heroic resistance that Beethoven was facing in his own life, told through the love story of Leonora and her imprisoned husband, Florestan, as the French military expand their occupation during the Napoleonic Wars. Leonora sneaks into the prison disguised as a male assistant to the jailer to help free her husband. Through her persistence she is eventually able to liberate him, a moment that is accompanied by the fanfare of the orchestra as they sound her steadfast determination and sacrifice for the man she loves. The great composer's only opera gives a painful insight into the strength of human will and the suffering we face as human beings, and was featured on a list of the top 50 operas of all time, alongside other well-known dramas like 'Dido and Aeneas' by Henry Purcell, 'Julius Caesar' by George Friedrich Handel, and Mozart's 'The Magic Flute'. Don't wait to experience the dramatic story of love, hope and perseverance that is Beethoven's Fidelio Op. 72: buy or sell Fidelio tickets on StubHub today.