Buy New
$39.99
Qty:1
& FREE Shipping on orders over $49. Details
Only 1 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
Beethoven: Fidelio [Blu-r... has been added to your Cart
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Beethoven: Fidelio [Blu-ray]

4.2 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews

Additional Multi-Format options Edition Discs
Price
New from Used from
Multi-Format
(Apr 27, 2010)
"Please retry"
1
$39.99
$26.18 $103.99

Unlimited Streaming with Amazon Prime
Unlimited Streaming with Amazon Prime Start your 30-day free trial to stream thousands of movies & TV shows included with Prime. Start your free trial
$39.99 & FREE Shipping on orders over $49. Details Only 1 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

  • Beethoven: Fidelio [Blu-ray]
  • +
  • Beethoven - Fidelio / Levine, Mattila, Heppner, Pape, Lloyd, Polenzani, Metropolitan Opera
Total price: $59.98
Buy the selected items together


Editorial Reviews

Melanie Diener, Roberto Sacca, Kresimir Strazanac, Lucio Gallo, Alfred Mugg, Sandra Trattnigg, and Christoph Strehl star in this Zurich Opera production of the Beethoven opera conducted by Bernard Haitink.

Special Features

None.

Product Details

  • Actors: Diener, Sacca, Strazanac, Gallo, Muff
  • Directors: Breisach
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Blu-ray, Classical, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: German (DTS HD 5.0), German (PCM2 .0)
  • Subtitles: English, French, German, Spanish
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    NR
    Not Rated
  • Studio: Opus Arte
  • DVD Release Date: April 27, 2010
  • Run Time: 149 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B003757W0Q
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #162,189 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Blu-ray
Disappointing. There are many, many coordination problems between the orchestra and the singing cast onstage, giving a lot of the music a fuzzy, unfocussed quality. So much of it is simply not together, and there are moments here and there that verge on chaos. On the other hand, conductor Haitink leads the extended instrumental numbers -- the Fidelio overture, and the Leonore III overture, interpolated before the opera's final scene -- very well, and during those moments the band plays together and with commitment.

The singing cast is generally undistinguished; the eloquent Florestan is an exception. Some of the scenography is effective -- the opening of the prison scene, for example -- but a lot of it is just plain silly. The cartoonish portrayal of the evil Pizarro is almost embarassing to watch. Were I the producer, and had I control independent of financial/contractual issues, I would not have chosen to release it.

The Amazon streaming version, which costs $2 to rent, dispenses with subtitles, alas. So it helps to know the story ahead of time.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: DVD
I apologize for not having bought this from Amazon.
This was performed in Zurich in 2009. I like it because it has a little more dialog than the old 1978 Vienna with Janowitz, which made me realize Otto Schenk had made some cuts. However, when comparing the two, I would prefer the older one. Because this staging is too minimal, and it is in modern dress. Otherwise the two are almost identical in music.
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
Nice music
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
Excellent in every way - well sung, well acted, well produced, and well photographed. The acting and singing, I'm sure, captures Beethoven's intent. The playing of the Leonore Overture 3 between the scenes of the second act, while common in recent performances, is a rather long distraction. But it is played well and doesn't really detract from the performance.
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
I Love Beethoven
It's a good recording
I would recommend it to anyone
It's my first Opera on Blu Ray
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Forums

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Beethoven: Fidelio [Blu-ray]
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway
This item: Beethoven: Fidelio [Blu-ray]


Customers Also Watched on Amazon Video