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An Aria A Day #89

‘Ha! welch ein Augenblick!’
from Fidelio
by Ludwig van Beethoven
Piano Alex Raineri

5th August, 2020

Premiering in 1805, ‘Fidelio’ is Beethoven’s only opera. Here Sydney-based baritone Warwick Fyfe performs Pizarro’s rousing Act 1 aria ‘Ha! welch ein Augenblick!’

Did you know… A theatrical mask features on the Beethoven monument by Kaspar von Zumbusch in Vienna, commemorating the composer’s only opera in the city where it premiered.

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