Beethoven: Fidelio (Metropolitan Opera)

Beethoven: Fidelio (Metropolitan Opera)

DVD (Stereo / DTS)


This video recording of the New York Metropolitan Opera's 2000 production of Ludwig Von Beethoven's sole operatic work gets a fine presentation for its release on DVD. Fidelio has been given a full-frame transfer to disc at the aspect ratio of 1.33:1, and the audio has been mastered in Dolby Digital 5.1. The opera is performed in German, with optional subtitles in English, French, Spanish, German and Chinese. As a bonus, this release includes a collection of still photographs and weblinks to related internet sites.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/25/2003
UPC: 0044007305294
Original Release: 2002
Rating: NR
Source: Deutsche Grammophon
Region Code: 0
Sound: [stereo, DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 2:03:00

Special Features

Picture gallery ("Fidelio" at the Met); Trailer

Cast & Crew

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Beethoven: Fidelio (Metropolitan Opera) 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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OK OK. This is a very, very good Fidelio. First the stage production. It takes place in middle 20 century. There are a lot of coherent details so naturally dispayed that if you don`t know the work you would not realize the scene originally took place at the begginning of XIX century. Second, the vigorous conducting. Third: the cast. Leonore (Mattila), Rocco, Marcellina, Florestan are superb. Alas, Pizarro is just wobbly. The same about Ferrando. The great problem, at least to me, is the work. Having just listened to the great Mozart and Wagner operas, Fidelio stands to me (only my first approach) as something in between, without achievement the "greatness" of those other works by Mozart and Wagner. I do not mean F is a bad work, I mean Beethoven composed far greater works (just to mention symphonies, sonatas, quartets, Missa Solemnis)