Opera Lafayette is grateful to have been able to complete our performances and recording of Beethoven’s Leonore in early March and wanted to share this message of hope and love with you. In Beethoven’s only opera Leonore, later known as Fidelio, Leonore faces many challenges in her quest to save her husband from being wrongfully executed. In this aria she draws strength from her faith and vows to carry on despite the fearful days, pains and anxious frights ahead.
Come, o hope, do not let the last star
Of the weary fade away!
Come, oh come shine over their goal,
Even if it is still distant
Love, love will reach it
Conductor and Artistic Director : Ryan Brown
Orchestra: Opera Lafayette Orchestra
Leonore: Nathalie Paulin
The DVD and Blu-Ray of the Gaveaux Leonore is available for purchase at Arkiv Music.,