Saved events

Los Angeles Philharmonic/Gustavo Dudamel


Gustavo Dudamel conducting the LA Phil

Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic give a landmark performance of Beethoven’s Fidelio in which the drama is played out between Deaf actors, with recitatives signed rather than sung.

Beethoven experienced hearing loss from a relatively early age and went on to write some of his most astounding music while completely deaf. There can be few more powerful interpretations of his music, then, than by a cast from the Deaf West Theatre company, with the White Hands Choir of Venezuela using their gloved hands to ‘shadow’ the chorus parts. Fidelio is Beethoven’s only opera, and this performance offers audiences the opportunity to engage with the score in an entirely new way.

Founded in Los Angeles in 1991, Deaf West is an artistic bridge between Deaf and hearing worlds, garnering a stunning collection of accolades including no fewer than five Tony Awards. This undertaking was conceived by Dudamel with director Alberto Arvelo to explore this opera’s themes of freedom and the fight to overcome adversity.

The end time for this concert will be added here closer to the performance date

Produced by the Barbican

Members enjoy 20% off tickets.

No booking fees.

Become a member

Corporate Members enjoy discounted ticket prices for this performance.

2 tickets max per booking. Subject to availability.

Become a Corporate Member


Aged 14–25? Join Young Barbican for free.

Subject to availability.

Wheelchair spaces and free companion seats may now be booked online. 

Please select the relevant preferences on the access registration page during your booking so we can provide you with the correct information and discounts.

Booking a wheelchair space: Select a seat displaying the wheelchair user icon and then select wheelchair user ticket type. The ticket will be priced at the lowest price for that event. If you need an essential companion, please select the click the E icon next to the wheelchair space you have selected. 

Booking essential companion tickets: Please select at least two tickets and one of them will be automatically discounted to zero in the basket. 

Booking British Sign Language or Captioned Seats: Select seats in the area appropriate to your needs.

20% discount for groups of 10+. Contact [email protected] to make a group booking.

Subject to availability.

*Excludes £4 booking fee

Become a Patron

Our Patrons get access to tickets for sold-out performances, among other benefits.