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20/11/1805 Beethoven's only opera, 'Fidelio' premieres in Vienna

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Fidelio: "O namenlose Freude!"

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Ludwig van Beethoven: Fidelio

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Fidelio: "Gott! Welch' Dunkel hier!"

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Fidelio: "Nur hurtig fort, nur frisch gegraben"

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Mir ist so wunderbar

The German libretto of the opera was originally prepared by Joseph Sonnleithner from the French of Jean-Nicolas Bouilly. The libretto tells how Leonore, disguised as a prison guard named Fidelio, rescues her husband Florestan from death in a political prison.
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