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Fidelio

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Fidelio, Ludwig van Beethoven's only opera, was given two screen treatments within a 15-year period. The first, filmed in 1955 but released in 1961, is a near-literal translation of a stage performance. Claude Nollier sings the dual role of Fidelio and Leonore. Others in the cast include Richard Holm as Floresta, Erwin Gross as Don Fernando and Hannes Schiel as Don Pizzaro. Like the 1970 adaptation of Fidelio, the 1955 production includes an alternate version of Beethoven's ...
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Overview

Fidelio, Ludwig van Beethoven's only opera, was given two screen treatments within a 15-year period. The first, filmed in 1955 but released in 1961, is a near-literal translation of a stage performance. Claude Nollier sings the dual role of Fidelio and Leonore. Others in the cast include Richard Holm as Floresta, Erwin Gross as Don Fernando and Hannes Schiel as Don Pizzaro. Like the 1970 adaptation of Fidelio, the 1955 production includes an alternate version of Beethoven's "Leonore" overture.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/27/2009
  • UPC: 807280130195
  • Original Release: 1961
  • Source: Arthaus Musik
  • Region Code: 0
  • Presentation: Subtitled
  • Time: 1:25:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 91,262

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Claude Nollier Leonore/Fidelio
Hannes Schiel Don Pizzarro
Michael Tellering 1st Prisoner
Technical Credits
Walter Felsenstein Director, Screenwriter
Erich Bertel Musical Direction/Supervision
Hanns Eisler Screenwriter
Hannes Fuchs Cinematographer
Rochus Gliese Set Decoration/Design
Nicolas Hayer Cinematographer
Viktor Meihsl Cinematographer
Leo Metzenbauer Set Decoration/Design
Walter Tuch Cinematographer
Herman Weinberg Editor
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Disc #1 -- Ludwig Van Beethoven: Fidelio
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      1. Akt
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      Abspann
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