Beethoven’s ‘Fidelio’ at Theater an der Wien – broadcast on March 20

Eric Cutler’s upcoming live performances as Florestan in a new production of Beethoven’s Fidelio at the Theater an der Wien have been canceled due to the COVID-19 virus*. Although all live performances for the public have been canceled, on Friday, March 20, the production will be aired beginning at 7pm CET 2pm ET on and 10:30pm CET / 5:30pm ET on ORF2 HD. The production was also captured for a DVD release from UNITEL (Release Date TBA).

The internationally celebrated actor, two-time Oscar winner and director Christoph Waltz makes his directional debut in Vienna in this new Fidelio production.

The top-class leading team includes Manfred Honeck leading the Wiener Symphoniker and the Arnold Schoenberg Choir, with stage design by Barkow Leibinger, and costume design by Judith Holste. Joining Mr. Cutler on stage is Nicole Chevalier as Leonore, Gábor Bretz as Don Pizarro, Christof Fischesser as Rocco, Mélissa Petit as Marzelline, Benjamin Hulett as Jaquino, Károly Szemerédy as Don Fernando, Johannes Bamberger as Erster Gefangener, and Dumitru Mădăraşăn as Zweiter Gefangener.

*Cancellation statement from Theater an der Wien: “The coronavirus outbreak has resulted in significant restrictions on public life in Austria. The health authorities have banned indoor events with over 100 people until the beginning of April. Our box offices and theaters remain closed during this time.” For more information, click here