Opera North - Fidelio Reviews
15 April 2021
Fflur Wyn (Marzelline)
Rachel Nicholls (Leonor), Brindley Sherratt (Rocco), Fflur Wyn (Marzelline)
Robert Hayward (Don Pizarro), Brindley Sherratt (Rocco), Rachel Nicholls (Leonore), Toby Spence (Florestan)
Matthew Stiff (Don Fernando/Narrator)
Rachel Nicholls (Leonore)

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No. of reviews: 10

Opera North’s gripping Beethoven led a week of inventive filmed opera
20 Dec 20 / The Observer
Despite social distancing and minimal movement, the result is remarkably dramatic
20 Dec 20 / The Reviews Hub
A wonderful concert staging in the most trying of times
16 Dec 20 / Music OMH
Opera North triumphs with electrifying take on Beethoven's radical opera
15 Dec 20 / The Guardian
Mark Wigglesworth reveals his innate grasp of pacing and every member of his cast shines
15 Dec 20 / Wharfedale Observer
Adaptation leaves Beethoven's music in all its glory
15 Dec 20 / The Arts Desk
Opera North’s stripped-down Fidelio commemorates Beethoven’s 250th
15 Dec 20 / Seen and Heard
Beethoven's Fidelio as fervent prayer in Leeds
15 Dec 20 / Bachtrack
Imprisonment in the time of COVID-19
14 Dec 20 / The Opera Critic
A company achievement, fielding its largest stage ensemble for quite some time
14 Dec 20 / Planet Hugill
Production details
Cast
Nicholls, Spence, Sherratt, Wyn, Johnston, Hayward, Stiff, Laing, Davies
(c) Wigglesworth (d) Eberhardt
Performance dates
12 December 2020 streamed, then on demand till 19 December 2020
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