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[Opera Aficionado: Interactive Lecture Series] Politics and Social Justice in Beethoven’s Fidelio

San Francisco Opera

San Francisco Opera [Opera Aficionado: Interactive Lecture Series] Politics and Social Justice in Beethoven’s Fidelio

Opera Aficionado is an exciting, new suite of programs designed for patrons who are passionate about opera. Aficionado provides an opportunity to learn more, dive deeper, and get an inside look at the world of opera.

As part of Opera Aficionado, our Interactive Lectures Series gives opera-goers around the world a front-row seat to scholarly talks, allowing attendees to dialogue with fellow opera lovers, experts, and special guests. Each month will be focused on a concept or theme relevant to all of us.

Beethoven’s Fidelio occupies a special place in the operatic repertoire. His only opera, it houses some of his greatest music and his loftiest ideals. And as is often the case with Beethoven, its seemingly Edenic surface masks a more tangled complex of ambivalent or contradictory impulses. Nonetheless, Fidelio is Beethoven’s musical manifesto, a celebration of political and social justice that carries particular resonance in today’s America.

Additional Dates:
Sun August 16, 2020 1:00pm
Virtual/Zoom

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Robert Hartwell

Pre-Opera Speaker