Ludwig van Beethoven
Up 47. Best position since 2000. 5th of Beethoven's 20 entries.
Fidelio is so often referred to simply as 'Beethoven's only opera'. In truth, it's much more than just a single entry into the canon. It's a tale of cross-dressing, of love in prison, of political angst and — crucially — it's stuffed with brilliant tunes.
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