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Information on Online Sales

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Ticket pre-sales for performances at all venues generally begin on the same date two months before the day of the performance. If the first pre-sale date falls on a Saturday or Sunday, then pre-sales will begin on that Friday. If it falls on a holiday, then sales will begin the day before. Binding orders with a SEPA Direct Debit mandate will start to be processed two weeks before ticket pre-sales begin. Some events cannot be purchased through online sales. For such cases, please contact our telephone ticket service ((+49) (0) 711. 20 20 90, Mon – Fri 10 am – 8 pm, Sat 10 am – 6 pm). Performances outside of the previously mentioned pre-sale periods can be ordered using the online ordering form. Please examine our general information on ticket pre-sales.
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Back on stage
4 February 2018
Act I: approx. 1 h 25 min
Interval: approx. 30 min
Act II: approx. 55 min
Conductor: Sylvain Cambreling, Directing and Dramaturgy: Jossi Wieler, Sergio Morabito, Stage Design: Bert Neumann, Lighting: Lothar Baumgarte, Chorus: Christoph Heil

Don Fernando: Ronan Collett, Don Pizarro: Michael Ebbecke, Florestan: Daniel Kirch, Leonore: Rebecca von Lipinski, Rocco: Roland Bracht, Marzelline: Josefin Feiler, Jaquino: Daniel Kluge, Erster Gefangener: Young Chan Kim, Zweiter Gefangener: Ulrich Wand, With: Staatsopernchor Stuttgart, Staatsorchester Stuttgart


Ludwig van Beethoven
in German with German supertitles

The Opera is based on a narrative taken from the time of the French Revolution’s reign of terror. During the Habsburg Monarchy, however, all traces of a revolutionary context had to be erased. Beethoven’s enthralling music is nevertheless full of revolutionary urgency. The Stuttgart Opera’s new production develops its staging concept particularly from analyzing the opera’s spoken passages which helps to bring out all the sides in plot and characters that were originally denied and lost to censure.


A introduction is held 45 minutes prior to the start of every performance at the Grand Tier Foyer (Foyer I. Rang).
Photo gallery


Florestan had been investigating the crimes of the government official Pizarro. Before he could make his findings public, Pizarro kidnapped him. Since then, Florestan has been held captive in the cellar of the state prison, of which Pizarro is the governor. The jailer Rocco has been instructed to let Florestan starve to death. Two years after Florestan’s disappearance, most believe him to be dead – with the exception of his wife Leonore, who suspects he is in Pizarro’s prison. Disguised as a man, and calling herself Fidelio, she has been working as the jailer’s assistant for the past six months.


Marzelline, daughter of the jailer Rocco, is harassed by the turnkey Jaquino, whom she no longer cares to know now that she has fallen in love with Fidelio. Her father approves of this new attachment as well. Since Fidelio does excellent work, Rocco hopes to bestow not only his daughter’s hand in marriage, but also the official duties to which he feels less and less equal as he advances in age.

A letter arrives, warning Pizarro that the minister is planning a surprise inspection of the prison. Pizarro decides to eliminate Florestan as quickly as possible, before the minister arrives. He tries assigning the murder to Rocco, but the jailer will only agree to dig the grave.

With Marzelline’s support, Fidelio succeeds in persuading Rocco to open up the cells of the regular prisoners. During their unexpected visit to the yard, the prisoners demonstrate their unbroken spirit and dignity.

Rocco reports to Fidelio that Pizarro has given his consent for Fidelio to marry Marzelline and will also permit Fidelio to accompany Rocco to the secret dungeon, where they will secretly dispose of the corpse of a doomed prisoner.


In his despair, Florestan retains only his faith in his innocence, in the courage of his convictions, and in his wife Leonore. He lapses into unconsciousness.

Rocco and Fidelio enter and dig his grave. Failing at first to realize who the torture victim is, Leonore resolves to save him as well, even if he is not the one she seeks. She does recognize Florestan when he awakens – but he does not recognize her.

Pizarro sends Rocco and his assistant away. He reveals himself to Florestan, intending to stab him to death. At that moment, Leonore intervenes, revealing her own identity as Florestan’s wife. She draws Pizarro away from the weakened Florestan and trains a pistol on him. A fanfare announces the minister’s arrival. Pizarro flees. Leonore and Florestan embrace.

Don Fernando, the minister, recognizes the prisoner as the friend he had thought dead. Pizarro is punished for his misdeeds. Leonore’s act of courage is celebrated by all.