Concert will begin at 07:30 hours GMT
Beethoven's 'Fidelio' with Sharpin, O'Neill, Rhodes and Whelan from Auckland
Beethoven's 'Fidelio' is a German opera with spoken dialogue. The libretto was originally prepared by Joseph Sonnleithner from the French of Jean-Nicolas Bouilly. The opera tells how Leonore, disguised as a prison guard named 'Fidelio', rescues her husband Florestan from death in a political prison. Performers:
Leonore: Kirstin Sharpin.
Florestan: Simon O'Neill.
Don Pizarro: Phillip Rhodes.
Rocco: Paul Whelan.
Marzelline: Natasha Wilson.
Jaquino: Oliver Sewell.
Don Fernando: James Ioelu.
Freemasons New Zealand Opera Chorus. Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Giordano Bellincampi.