The school has decided to close its Sports Centre and the Amey Theatre to visitors from Monday 16 March until the situation improves. This is to help safeguard the wellbeing of the school community. Please be assured that this is a precautionary measure in the context of the government’s approach to ‘social distancing’ and does not reflect any confirmed cases of COVID-19 at the school. For information about Abingdon Sports and Leisure’s other facilities such as Tilsley Park, please check our website.
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Beethoven’s only opera is a masterpiece, an uplifting story of risk and triumph. In this new production, conducted by Antonio Pappano, Jonas Kaufmann plays the political prisoner Florestan, and Lise Davidsen his wife Leonore (disguised as ‘Fidelio’) who daringly sets out to rescue him. Set in strong counterpoint are the ingredients of domestic intrigue, determined love and the cruelty of an oppressive regime.
The music is transcendent throughout and includes the famous Act I Quartet, the Prisoners’ Chorus and Florestan’s impassioned Act II cry in the darkness and vision of hope. Tobias Kratzer’s new staging brings together the dark reality of the French Revolutionary ‘Terror’ and our own time to illuminate Fidelio’s inspiring message of shared humanity.
For more information about this performance, please visit the Royal Opera House Live website.
Tuesday, 17th March, 2020 - 7:15 pm