Beethoven was a passionate supporter of equality, democracy and fraternity. As the hero(ine) of his opera Fidelio he chose a woman who liberates her husband and others unjustly languishing in prison. We are sure to find our own inner Leonore in the performance by Erika Sunnegårdh. The direction and script are by Jussi Nikkilä, while Esko Salminen plays the part of Beethoven.
Hannu Lintu, conductor Jussi Nikkilä, direction and script Pietu Pietiäinen, lighting design In partnership with Yle Drama Erika Sunnegårdh, soprano (Leonore) Russell Thomas, tenor (Florestan) Tommi Hakala, baritone (Pizarro) Robert Gleadow, bass (Rocco) Malin Christensson, soprano (Marzellina) Jussi Myllys, tenor (Jaquino) Arttu Kataja, baritone (Fernando) Helsinki Music Centre Choir, coach Jani Sivén
Spoken roles: Esko Salminen (Beethoven) and Kati Outinen (Rosalie the maid).