EVENT: A Note on Opera – Beethoven’s “Fidelio”

Monday, January 11, 2016 means a return to opera here at the Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta and our first ‘A Note on Opera’ lecture of 2016! Join us as we kick off the year by looking at Beethoven’s “Fidelio”


Composing drama for the stage caused Beethoven an enormous amount of difficulty. Because of that, he said of “Fidelio” that it was his most valued “child.” Its dramatic deficiencies notwithstanding, “Fidelio” retains a secure place in the opera canon.

Its tale of resistance against oppression has inspired generations, none more so than those living under National Socialist rule throughout occupied Europe. It also exemplifies a characteristic aspect of German opera, namely the redemptive nature of romantic, in this case married, love.

Course to be taught in English by David Kerr. No pre-existing knowledge of music required.

Ready to sign up? Here’s what you need to know:

When: Monday, January 11, 2016
Time: 6:30-8:00pm
Where: Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta
Admission: At the Door price: $15 for Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta members, $25 for non-members

We look forward to seeing you there!

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