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In April, the LA Phil will present a new semi-staged production of Fidelio that illuminates the connection between the personal and the universal power of human expression. Produced in collaboration with Los Angeles’ acclaimed Tony Award-winning Deaf West Theatre, Fidelio will draw on both the expressive power of American Sign Language (ASL) and Beethoven’s music. Entirely performed by Deaf actors as well as sung by hearing performers, the production is intended for both Deaf and hearing audiences.

The LA Phil's Humanities Programs are generously supported by Linda and David Shaheen.

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Dudamel Conducts Fidelio

Produced in collaboration with Deaf West Theatre

Gustavo Dudamel and Deaf West Theatre partner on an innovative semi-staged production of Beethoven’s only opera.

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  • BEETHOVEN Fidelio


  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
  • Alberto Arvelo, co-director
  • Joaquín Solano, co-director
  • Deaf West Theatre, produced by DJ Kurs
  • Christiane Libor, Leonore
  • Ian Koziara, Florestan
  • Gabriella Reyes, Marzelline
  • Jose Simerilla-Romero, Jaquino
  • Ryan Speedo Green, Rocco
  • Shenyang, Don Pizarro
  • Ethan Vincent, Don Fernando
  • Los Angeles Master Chorale
  • Grant Gershon, Artistic Director