Kresimir Strazanac, Lucio Gallo, Melanie Diener. This 2008 Katharina Thalbach production of Beethoven’s only opera is magnificently performed by the Zurich Opera Chorus & Orchestra. Capturing the warmth and the essence of Beethoven’s intent with the more recent addition of the playing of the "Leonore Overture No. 3" between the two scenes of the second act. In German with English subtitles. 2008/color/149 min/NR/widescreen.