Published: May 7, 2020 17:19

DID YOU KNOW THAT… ‘FIDELIO’ in Łódź – a historical event

———— On 20 November 1805, Theater an der Wien hosted a performance of Fidelio by Ludwig van Beethoven. It was conducted by the composer himself, but the work did not gain the favour of the audience. Vienna was occupied by Napoleon’s army and the audience consisted mostly of French officers who did not know German.

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