Join Capitol City Opera Company on August 20 at 7:00 pm at Petite Violette for a night of delicious food and performances from Ludwig van Beethoven’s Fidelio.
“Fidelio is inspired by a true story from the French Revolution. It centres on a woman, Leonore, whose husband Florestanhas been secretly imprisoned by his political rival – the villainous Don Pizarro. Determined to rescue him, Leonore disguises herself as a young man named ‘Fidelio’ and gets a job in the prison where he is being held. As Fidelio, she earns the trust of the jailer Rocco (and also the affections of his daughter Marzelline, which leads to some awkward moments…) On the orders of Don Pizarro, Rocco is slowly starving Florestan to death. However, when news breaks that a government official named Don Fernando is coming to investigate rumours of cruelty in the prison, Don Pizarro decides to speed things up and execute Florestan himself – as soon as possible. Will Leonore be in time to save him?”