© Björn Kadenbach
© Björn Kadenbach

Ludwig van Beethoven: Fidelio
Studio Recording
June and November 2020 in Dresden, Germany
the cast includes Lise Davidsen, Christian Elsner, Georg Zeppenfeld, Günther Groissböck & conductor Marek Janowski with the Dresdner Philharmonie & MDR-Rundfunkchor

After nearly having to abandon this project due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is with gratitude and jubilation that we offer our Dresden recording of "Fidelio" as a wonderful belated gift for Beethoven's 250th birthday. The studio production with Lise Davidsen, Christian Elsner, Johannes Martin Kränzle, Christina Landshamer, Georg Zeppenfeld, Cornel Frey and Günther Groissböck, among others, is conducted by Marek Janowski.


Released on July 16, 2021

Ludwig van Beethoven: Fidelio op. 72
Libretto by Joseph Sonnleithner & Friedrich Treitschke after Jean-Nicholas Bouilly
Dialogue adaptation by Katharina Wagner & Daniel Weber


Lise Davidsen (Leonore, Soprano)
Christian Elsner (Florestan, Tenor)
Johannes Martin Kränzle (Pizarro, Baritone)
Christina Landshamer (Marzelline, Soprano)
Georg Zeppenfeld (Rocco, Bass)
Cornel Frey (Jaquino, Tenor)
Günther Groissböck (Don Fernando - Minister, Bass)
Aaron Pegram (1st Prisoner, Tenor)
Chao Deng (2nd Prisoner, Bass)
MDR-Rundfunkchor (Pizarro aria only)
Philipp Ahmann (Chorus Master, Pizarro aria only)
Sächsischer Staatsopernchor Dresden
André Kellinghaus (Chorus Master)
Dresdner Philharmonie
Prof. Ralf-Carsten Brömsel (1st Concertmaster)
Hans Sotin (Assistant Conductor)
Marek Janowski (Conductor)

Katharina Wagner & Daniel Weber (Dialogue adaptation)

Production Team

Executive & Recording Producer: Job Maarse (SFCRC)
Production Manager: Christina Gembaczka (for SFCRC)
Balance Engineer: Jean-Marie Geijsen (Polyhymnia International)
Recording Engineer & Editing: Andreas Wolf, Anne Taegert & Rob Strolenberg (for Polyhymnia International)

A San Francisco Classical Recording Company Production

Recording Location

Kulturpalast Dresden, Germany
June 24-27, 2020
November 26-27, 2020 (choir scenes)