Premiere Preludes:
Beethoven The Romantic


Symphony concert heralding the premiere of Beethoven’s Fidelio.

  • About the concert

    His unbridled imagination, or fantasy, scandalised his contemporaries with its uncompromising determination, extreme emotionality, stunning motivation, and persuasive rhetoric. Beethoven the man was like Beethoven the composer: operatic. Did he, however, blaze new trails for this particular genre? He definitely did that for piano music. Its confrontation with Fidelio is truly mesmerising.


    Ludwig van Beethoven:
    Egmont Overture Op. 84 
    Piano concerto No. 4 in G major Op. 58 
    Symphony No. 7 in A major Op. 92


    Patrick Fournillier – music director
    Jan Lisiecki – piano
    Orchestra of the Polish National Opera

  • About the concert series

    Before the premiere of Fidelio we will launch a new series of symphony concerts spearheaded by the theatre’s music director, Patrick Fournillier. The Orchestra and the Chorus of the Polish National Opera are the pillars of the theatre. The idea behind the cycle of symphonic concerts thought up by music director Patrick Fournillier is to give the ensembles a chance to get out of the pit and let the public see them from a different perspective and in more leading role. It is also an opportunity for them to show off in a different repertoire, challenge themselves to work harder on their skills and built an even better level of performance. Four of such concerts are planned in the 2021/22 season. The first will be held on the eve of the premiere of Fidelio and will be part of the much liked series of Premiere Prelude concerts preceding new productions and introducing audiences to the music of their composers.

  • Performances