ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE REVIVAL OF "FIDELIO," NOVEMBER 3, 1822 This revival of the opera had an extraordinary success due to no small degree to the eminent singer Wilhelmine Schröder-Devrient, then a guest artist in Vienna. ( National Library, Vienna)
WILHELMINE SCHRÖDER-DEVRIENT (1804-1860) Lithograph by W. Santer The incomparable singer and actress in the role of Leonore. ( National Library, Vienna)
ANTON HAIZINGER (1796-1869) Portrait unsigned Haizinger was the magnificent Florestan of 1822. ( Historical Museum of the City of Vienna)
"FIDELIO" A set of frescoes by Moritz von Schwind Schwind, the famous painter, created a series of frescoes with scenes from "Fidelio" for the Vienna Opera. On this page, three are reproduced.
Act I, Scene IV
Act II, Scene III