Ludwig van Beethoven


Frederic Wake-Walker directs a striking new production of Beethoven’s only opera, Fidelio.

Fidelio will be performed at Glyndebourne this autumn.

Tour Members will have priority booking for performances at Glyndebourne.
Tour Members’ priority booking starts from Wednesday 23 June. Festival Members priority booking opens on Thursday 1 July.

Public booking will open on Sunday 4 July.

Please note that due to the ongoing Covid-19 crisis, all of these details are subject to change.

Performances at Glyndebourne

Friday 8 October, 7.00pm
Monday 11 October, 7.00pm
Wednesday 13 October, 7.00pm
Saturday 16 October, 4.00pm
Thursday 21 October, 7.00pm
Sunday 24 October, 4.00pm
Tuesday 26 October, 4.00pm
Friday 29 October, 4.00pm
Sunday 31 October, 4.00pm

Ticket pricing at Glyndebourne

Central Stalls, Central & Side Foyer Circle, Central & Side Circle, Foyer Circle Centre Boxes, Foyer Circle Central Wheelchair places
Operas £75.00 | Concerts £60.00 | City Lights £50.00

Front Stalls, Rear Seats Foyer Circle Centre Boxes A &F, Circle Centre Boxes
Operas £69.00 | Concerts £50.00 | City Lights £40.00

Upper Circle, Foyer Circle Sides
Operas £52.00 | Concerts £50.00 | City Lights £40.00

Foyer Circle Side Boxes, Circle Side Boxes, Circle Sides, Upper Circle Slips
Operas £40.00 | Concerts £30.00 | City Lights £20.00

Operas £10.00 | Concerts £10.00 | City Lights £10.00

When her husband is unjustly imprisoned and sentenced to death, Leonore must risk it all to rescue him.

Fidelio celebrates the power of love, courage and fidelity in music of heart-soaring beauty. 

Held prisoner by the despotic Don Pizarro, Florestan faces a slow and inevitable death. Determined to save him, his wife Leonore devises a daring plan – one that puts not only Florestan but herself in gravest danger. Truth and goodness confront corruption and cruelty in an opera that reveals both the heights and the ugly depths of human nature.

Fidelio, with its stirring Prisoners’ Chorus, is a musical shout of fury and an impassioned cry of hope – still as powerful a political statement as it was during the French occupation of Beethoven’s Austria. It’s also a love story, celebrating not the thrill of first love, but the enduring, quiet devotion of marriage in music of transcendent beauty. Beethoven’s only opera is a masterpiece of moral courage, humanity and musical invention.

Frederic Wake-Walker directs a striking new production.

There will be a performance for schools of Fidelio. More information will be available soon.

Creative team

Ben Glassberg

Frederic Wake-Walker

Glyndebourne Tour Orchestra

The Glyndebourne Chorus

Cast includes

Dorothea Herbert

Callum Thorpe

Carrie-Ann Williams

Gavan Ring

Don Pizarro
Dingle Yandell

Don Fernando
Jonathan Lemalu

Supported by
André and Rosalie Hoffmann with a Syndicate and Circle of individuals

If you would like to discuss support, we would love to hear from you.

JOIN The Fidelio CIRCLE (FROM £5000+)

Deepen your involvement and gain an insider’s view of the creative process through exclusive events.

Find out more here or contact our Development Manager, Tanya Richardson at or call 01273 815419

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