Notes and Editorial Reviews
This film is based on Jan Schmidt-Garre's acclaimed stage production of Beethoven's "Fidelio". The producers carefully filmed and edited several performances. By using additional footage of Jacquelyn Wagner as Leonore the stage production is transformed into a cinematic experience.
Jacquelyn Wagner gave an excellent role-debut as “Leonore”. “Jacquelyn Wagner is something like a shooting star” (Opernnetz). With the beauty and illuminating power of her voice the young American soprano has rapidly gained international recognition. Jan Schmidt-Garre’s films have received international acclaim and have been awarded numerous prizes worldwide, among them the main prizes at the film festivals in Chicago, Paris, Monte Carlo, Columbus/Ohio, Munich and Prague.
BONUS contains interviews with Jacquelyn Wagner (Leonore), Norbert Ernst (Florestan), Wojtek Gierlach (Rocco), Otto Tausk (Conductor), Schmidt-Garre (Director) WITH Jacquelyn Wagner · Norbert Ernst · Roman Trekel · Wojtek Gierlach Opernchor St. Gallen · Conducted by Michael Vogel Sinfonieorchester St. Gallen · Conducted by Otto Tausk