Beethoven’s only opera, Fidelio, was written as the famous composer reckoned with deafness. Now, over 250 years later, Deaf West Theatre and the LA Phil have collaborated on an innovative semi-staged production of Fidelio. Music sung by hearing vocalists and expressive gestural poetry using sign language by Deaf actors. This collaboration gave way to a new experience of Fidelio, one for both Deaf and hearing audiences to enjoy.
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