Press Release: Live Cinema screening of The Royal Opera’s “Fidelio” – April 29
The Live Cinema Series at Gesa Power House Theatre will continue with a screening of the current Royal Opera production of Fidelio on Wednesday, April 29 at 7:00 p.m. This production is filmed live in England and rebroadcast to select theatres.
Beethoven’s only opera is a considered to be a masterpiece, an uplifting story of risk and triumph. In this new production, conducted by Antonio Pappano, Jonas Kaufmann plays the political prisoner Florestan, and Lise Davidsen his wife Leonore (disguised as “Fidelio”) who daringly sets out to rescue him. Set in strong counterpoint are the ingredients of domestic intrigue, determined love and the cruelty of an oppressive regime. The music includes the famous Act I Quartet, the Prisoners’ Chorus and Florestan’s impassioned Act II cry in the darkness and vision of hope. Tobias Kratzer’s new staging brings together the dark reality of the French Revolutionary “Terror” and our own time to illuminate Fidelio’s inspiring message of shared humanity.
Filmed during a live event, the Live Cinema Series broadcasts offer audiences an equivalent to the best seat in the house, with incredibly detailed close-ups of the performers. The series is sponsored in part by Shakespeare Walla Walla.
This screening of Fidelio has an approximate runtime of 3 hours, and will be performed in German, with English surtitles. Beer, wine, popcorn, and snacks will be available for purchase, and may be taken into the theater.
Reserved seating tickets ($15 Adults, $10 Students) are available online at www.phtww.com or by calling the box office at 509-529-6500. For group ticket sales, please call 509-876-1662.