Watch Now: Fidelio: Kaufmann, Pieczonka, Guth, Weser-Most. Salzburg

Written By The Wagnerian on Tuesday, 18 August 2015 | 7:20:00 pm


The Salzburg Festival presents Ludwig van Beethoven's one and only opera, his masterpiece:Fidelio, in a new production staged by Claus Guth, conducted by Franz Welser-Möst and starring Jonas Kaufmann as Florestan.

The casting is remarkable in this beautiful new production by the Salzburg Festival. Adrianne Pieczonka embodies the faithful Leonore and Jonas Kaufmann, more tragic than ever, lends his voice to Florestan. The Wiener Philharmoniker and the Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor join them in this sure-to-be remarkable performance.


Franz Welser-Möst musical direction 
Claus Guth stage director 
Christian Schmidt stage sets and costumes 
Ronny Dietrich dramaturgy 
Olaf Freese lighting 
Torsten Ottersberg sound engineer 
Andi A. Müller video 
Ernst Raffelsberger chorus director
Jonas Kaufmann (Florestan) 
Adrianne Pieczonka (Leonore) 
Sebastian Holecek (Don Fernando) 
Tomasz Konieczny (Don Pizarro) 
Hans-Peter König (Rocco) 
Olga Bezsmertna (Marzelline) 
Norbert Ernst (Jaquino) 
Paul Lorenger (Shadow Pizarro) 
Nadia Kichler (Fantôme de Léonore)


Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor 


Location : Grosses Festspielhaus (Salzburg, Austria) 
Production date : 2015 
Production : A co-production of ORF, 3sat and Unitel Classica in cooperation with Salzburg Festival and Wiener Philharmoniker © Unitel