Ludwig van Beethoven


concert version opera 14

December 16., Wednesday 19:00

Erkel Theatre

Concert performance in two acts, in German, with Hungarian and English surtitles

December 16 is an important day not just for Hungarian music history, but as the birthday of both Zoltán Kodály and Ludwig van Beethoven, a landmark date for the entire world. To mark the 250th anniversary of the latter event, we are presenting Fidelio, the great German composer’s sole opera in a concert performance. The yearning for freedom and unbreakable human relationships depicted in the opera are represented by the indestructible human strength that Beethoven depicted with vocal parts that verge on the unsingable and demand voices of overwhelming power.


Erkel Theatre
Dec. 16, 2020
Start time
7 p.m.
End time
9:45 p.m.
Beethoven Ludwig van
Libretto after Jean-Nicolas Bouilly by
Joseph Sonnleithner Georg Friedrich Treitschke
Choir Master
Gábor Csiki
Leader of Children's Choir
Nikolett Hajzer


Premiere: Dec. 16, 2020

Erkel Theatre
Erkel Theatre