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24 May 2006

Fidelio, Barbican, London

http://news.ft.com/cms/s/ed015bd4-eb41-11da-823e-0000779e2340.html

By Andrew Clark [Financial Times, 24 May 2006]

The advantage of hearing Fidelio in concert, especially in a performance as eloquent as this, is that you appreciate the beauties of Beethoven’s conception and not its incongruities. In the theatre his only opera seems to house so many different, often conflicting, genres – from Singspiel to cantata – that it is not surprising the moral drama sometimes slips through the cracks. In concert that element comes out surprisingly well, and how noble and challenging it is, but what emerges even more strongly is the symphonic conception.

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