Roadshow 2018 - Nationaltheater Mannheim © Lys Y. Seng i
Nationaltheater Mannheim Roadshow
On the occasion of the premiere of Beethoven’s Fidelio on Saturday, December 9th 2017, the Nationaltheater Mannheim hosted a reception at the « Oberes Foyer » to present the FEDORA Platform and its activities and to celebrate the support of the European Commission.
Beethoven’s Fidelio originates in a bloody era in which conquests and struggles for liberation were dominating Europe. After the failure of the revolution, a new period of Secret Services and prisons arose, where torture, treason and sacrifice were present everywhere. Beethoven was devoted to the topic of enlightenment an it is therefore not surprising that his only Opera Fidelio has become the parable representing the misuse of political ideas : Florestan, innocently in prison, is facing the cruel death from starvation ordered by the sadistic governor Pizarro. However, his wife, disguised as « Fidelio », snuck into the household of a prison guard, where she is able to gain his trust to then enter the prison in order to prevent Pizarros murderous plans at gunpoint.
Discover other stories
03 May 2019
Mannheim / Germany
"The opera is a beautiful tower - but unfortunately without a staircase."
With this picture, the Mannheim opera dramaturgy describes the problem of an art form that is one of the most complex in our cultural landscape - and therefore usually attracts a theatrically experienced, educated, long-established audience. But how do newcomers get to the tower?
10 July 2019
Wormsley / United Kingdom
Garsington Opera organized it's first FEDORA Platform Roadshow with a performance of Offenbach's "Fantasio" for 600 school cildren. This event was held within their OperaFirst Project that aims at provide an opportunity for the children who have never attended an opera to experience it for the first time.Read more
15 March 2018
Rotterdam / Netherlands
Operadagen Rotterdam presented the FEDORA Platform on the occasion of their kick-off, on March 15th, 2018. The kick-off is a yearly event in which Operadagen Rotterdam presents the complete program of that year's festival edition. The Artistic director, Guy Coolen, spoke about the theme (Courage)...Read more