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
Den Jyske Opera
23 May 2019
Aarhus / Denmark
In order to celebrate Den Jyske Operas participation in the FEDORA Platform and to reach out to new donors and other prospects Den Jske hosted a magnificent afternoon of world-class opera called "Opera After Work".Read more
English National Ballet
15 February 2018
London / United Kingdom
On the occasion of Dancer in the Spotlight, English National Ballet presented the FEDORA Platform. This Dancer in the Spotlight focused on Artist of the Company Sarah Kundi, as she rehearsed the role of Myrtha in Akram Khan’s Giselle.Read more