‘Leonore’ cycle

‘Leonore, or Conjugal Love’: thus reads the title of the libretto by the French playwright Jean­Nicolas Bouilly. It tells the story of a woman who succeeds in rescuing her unjustly imprisoned husband, presented as an ‘historical fact’ from the days of the French Revolution. Around the year 1800 this material fascinated and inspired four composers at once: Pierre Gaveaux, Ferdinando Paër, Johann Simon Mayr and Ludwig van Beethoven. Now, for the first time, all four ‘Leonore’ operas will be performed in Bonn – four stage presentations by international specialist ensembles, four versions of one of the most powerful operatic themes of Beethoven’s era. Beethoven’s ‘Fidelio’ will also be heard in a ‘twin package’: once in a new Bonn staging by Volker Lösch, and again en miniature by the Salzburg Marionette Theatre.

27

September

20

Sun

7:30 pm

'Fidelio'

  • Martin Tzonev bass baritone
  • Mark Morouse baritone
  • Thomas Mohr tenor
  • Martina Welschenbach soprano
  • Karl-Heinz Lehner bass
  • Marie Heeschen soprano
  • Kieran Carrel tenor
  • Jae Hoon Jung tenor
  • Enrico Döring bass
  • Chor und Extrachor des Theater Bonn
  • Beethoven Orchester Bonn
  • Dirk Kaftan conductor
  • Volker Lösch director
  • Carola Reuther set
  • Alissa Kolbusch costumes
Works by Ludwig van Beethoven
Oper Bonn

28

September

21

Mon

7:30 pm

‘Fidelio’ en miniature

  • Salzburger Marionettentheater
  • Thomas Reichert director, set design, Musical arrangement
  • Michael Simon set
  • Kerstin Grießhaber costumes
  • Alfred Kleinheinz Doll heads design
  • Philippe Brunner Musical arrangement
  • Mathias Thurow Musical arrangement
Works by Ludwig van Beethoven
Forum der Bundeskunsthalle

29

September

22

Tue

7:30 pm

‘Leonore’ the First

  • Jeffrey Francis tenor
  • Carlo Allemano tenor
  • Paolo Fanale tenor
  • Arianna Vendittelli soprano
  • Renato Girolami bass
  • Marie Lys soprano
  • Luigi De Donato baritone
  • Innsbrucker Festwochenorchester
  • Alessandro De Marchi conductor
  • Mariame Clément director
  • Julia Hansen set, costumes
Works by Ferdinando Paër

30

September

23

Wed

8:00 pm

‘Leonore’ the Second

  • Chantal Santon Jeffery soprano
  • Andres Agudelo tenor
  • Bastien Rimondi tenor
  • Olivier Gourdy bass
  • Natalie Pérez soprano
  • Adrien Fournaison bass
  • Opera Fuoco
  • David Stern conductor
Works by Johann Simon Mayr

Tickets from 32.-

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32

September

24

Thu

8:00 pm

‘Leonore’ the Third

  • Jérôme Boutillier baritone
  • N.N. narrator
  • Emiliano Gonzalez Toro tenor
  • Suzanne Jerosme soprano
  • Axelle Fanyo soprano
  • Philippe Estèphe bass baritone
  • Tristan Blanchet tenor
  • Les Talens Lyriques
  • Christophe Rousset conductor
Works by Pierre Gaveaux

Tickets from 32.-

World Conference Center Bonn, Saal »New York«