7 May 2021

Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra presents 'Fidelio'

From Upbeat, 12:30 pm on 7 May 2021
Jacqui Coats

Jacqui Coats Photo: Supplied

On Saturday night, the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra presents its annual Opera in Concert.

This year – as part of their ongoing celebrations of Beethoven for his 250th anniversary – the work in question is Beethoven’s one and only opera, 'Fidelio'.  

The APO’s performances of operas are always semi-staged in the Auckland Town Hall, and for 'Fidelio' they're working with director Jacqueline Coats. 

Tim Dodd caught up with Jacqueline recently to talk about the opera. 


Beethoven's Fidelio
Saturday 8 May, 7.30pm, Great Hall, Auckland Town Hall

Conductor Giordano Bellincampi

Leonore - Kirstin Sharpin; Florestan - Simon O'Neill; Don Pizarro - Phillip Rhodes; Rocco - Paul Whelan; Marzelline - Natasha Wilson; Jaquino - Oliver Sewell; Don Fernando - James Ioelu

Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra
Freemasons New Zealand Opera Chorus

Stage Direction Jacqueline Coats

Music details
BEETHOVEN: O welche Lust, from Fidelio (excerpt) – LSO Chorus and Orchestra/Colin Davis (LSO 0593)

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