Fidelio , Op. 72

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Fidelio , Op. 72. Originally titled Leonore First version composed 1804-5 to a libretto by Joseph Sonnleithner; premiered 20 November 1805 Second version revised 1805-6 to a revised libretto by Stephan von Breuning; premiered 29 March 1806 - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • Fidelio, Op. 72Originally titled LeonoreFirst version composed 1804-5 to a libretto by Joseph Sonnleithner; premiered 20 November 1805Second version revised 1805-6 to a revised libretto by Stephan von Breuning; premiered 29 March 1806Fidelio (3rd version) revised 1814 to a revised libretto by Friedrich Treitschke; premiered 23 May 1814

  • Joseph Sonnleithner

  • Theater-an-der-Wien

  • The Question of the Four OverturesOverture to Fidelio traditionally used to begin performances todayLeonore Overture 1 written for a performance in Prague, and not really the firstLeonore Overture No. 3 played at the unsuccessful premiereLeonore No. 3 Written for and played at the 1806 revival; now traditionally played between the final two scenes