Love is stronger than fear.

Beethoven’s only opera is an ode to freedom. To rescue her husband, a political prisoner, the noblewoman Leonore disguises herself as a man and works at the prison where she believes her husband is held. Ranging from breathtaking arias to one of the most beautiful choral tributes to freedom ever written, Beethoven’s score is truly sublime, with an ever-building dramatic intensity that leaves the audience exhilarated.

Come hear and feel the power of this magnificent Beethoven opus.


Alexandra LoBianco

Clay Hilley

Alisa Jordheim*

Don Pizarro
Kelly Markgraf

Matt Boehler

David Blalock*

Don Fernando
Liam Moran*

 * Madison Opera debut

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Conductor: John DeMain

Director: Tara Faircloth*

Sung in German with projected English translations

Production Dates:

Friday, November 21, 2014 | 8pm
Sunday, November 23, 2014 | 2:30pm
Overture Hall

Run time:
approx. 2 hours 40 minutes, including one intermission

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