Erika Sunnegårdh

Fidelio Video

Fidelio Video

Following the release of Erika’s album of German repertoire, here is an intimate video rendering of Abscheulicher, wo eilst du hin… – the Act One aria of Leonore in Beethoven’s Fidelio.

Conceived by Erika and photographer Paul Garafola – filmed and produced by Paul Garafola –  it is an intimate look into the thematic progression of Beethoven’s ode to marital and human love.  Leonore, beginning her journey motivated by finding and saving her husband amid political and social oppression, finds herself awakening to the salvation of all those oppressed, regardless of identity or personal proximity.

The video aims to highlight the Beethoven “idea” – set upon the familiar backdrop of New York’s anonymous, yet intensely personal and tight quarters…  Shining the light on the often ignored, but sometimes observed, individual opportunities for kindness, personal responsibility, and human connection.