Collins Classics is a highly respected classical label formed by Pinnacle Entertainment in 1989 and now owned by Phoenix Music International. Featuring recordings from renowned London orchestras including the London Philharmonic, London Symphony and Consort of London, Collins Classics' catalogue covers a wide range of musical works from Bach to Britten and Shostakovich to Sibelius. The label’s 130 albums form a small yet important part of recorded music history.
As Ludwig Van Beethoven’s only opera, Fidelio is arguably one of the German composer’s most unique overtures.
Composed as an effort to mark movements of great social and political change throughout nineteenth century Europe, the piece has grown to become a quintessential aspect of both traditional and contemporary culture.
From its initial recital at Vienna’s Theater an der Wien through to being the first opera performed in Berlin following World War II, Fidelio has a rich and vibrant concert history.