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Kaufmann's dark take on Beethoven at Salzburg Festival - musica

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Published on Aug 20, 2015

It is one of the highlights of this year's Salzburg Festival: The new production of Beethoven's "Fidelio".

On stage, there's a remarkable cast including the much sought-after German tenor Jonas Kaufmann who incarnates Beethoven's tragic hero: the political prisoner Florestan.

The Vienna Philharmonic, under the baton of maestro Franz Welser-Möst, can be found down in the orchestra pit.

Beethoven's hymn to freedom and humanity was his first and only opera.

"The way in which the orchestratio…
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