THE Royal Opera House’s beautiful production of Fidelio will be broadcast live at Cardigan’s Theatr Mwldan on Tuesday, March 17 (7.15pm).

Fidelio is Beethoven’s only opera and is 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.

“Despite the attention on Kaufmann, the show belongs to the Leonore of Norwegian soprano Lise Davidsen, providing rich, effortless sound and easy vocal athleticism,”

writes CultureWhisper.

“Listening to Lise Davidsen is like watching a Roger Federer serve: there’s elegance, grace, apparently effortless fluidity. There’s also more power than everyone else,” adds BachTrack.

Tickets are priced at £16 (£15) and are available now from Theatr Mwldan’s box office on 01239 621 200, on-line at or via the Mwldan app.