Leonore No.3 - Intended for opera ''Fidelio''

Ludwig van Beethoven

Leonore No.3 - Intended for opera ''Fidelio'' in C major

Op. 72b

About this work...

There are no fewer than four separate overtures for Beethoven's only opera Fidelio. This unusual state of affairs can be attributed to the extremely long and convoluted evolution of the opera, which actually began life as Leonore, the first version of which was staged in 1805, when Napoleon's troops were overrunning Vi... read more