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Bass-baritone Ryan Speedo Green ready for operatic stardom

Wtop 25 Nov 2021
Now he’s back as the fisherman Jake in the Gershwins’ “Porgy and Bess” — and for good measure making three appearances as the philosopher Colline in Puccini’s “La Boheme.” ... Besides Escamillo, his schedule this season includes a concert performance with the Los Angeles Philharmonic as Rocco in Beethoven’s “Fidelio” and one more supporting stint.

New York’s Small Opera Companies Have a Stunning Season to Look Forward to

New York Observer 23 Nov 2021
‘Fidelio’, Heartbeat Opera, from 2018 performance featuring Derrell Acon and Kelly Griffin Russ Rowland, ... Fidelio, February 10, 12, and 13 2022 at Met Live Arts. Heartbeat kicks off its tour of Beethoven’s Fidelio this winter at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s performance space.

Theatre reviews: Irish National Opera’s prison drama Fidelio is a triumph

Irish Independent 14 Nov 2021
Fidelio Gaiety Theatre ... Last year Vivian Coates’ Lyric Opera company undertook to celebrate the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth with a production in the National Concert Hall of the master’s only opera, Fidelio ... on political coups than Beethoven’s original work depicted.

Bookstores, record shops are where it’s at for this traveler

Daily Bulletin 14 Nov 2021
wander around SF MOMA, stroll San Francisco’s Salesforce Park (the city’s answer to NYC’s High Line), see Beethoven’s “Fidelio” at the War Memorial Opera House and eat well, including hand-cut noodles at Oakland’s Shan Dong, a pastrami ...

Irish National Opera/Fidelio review — stirring production of Beethoven’s romantic masterwork

The Times/The Sunday Times 10 Nov 2021
When the standing ovation for this Irish National Opera production of Beethoven’s Fidelio ended on opening night, from behind the stage curtain came a curious sound.

Fidelio: Irish National Opera sends us home exhilarated

The Irish Times 08 Nov 2021
Beethoven wrote just the one opera, set in a state prison ... Fidelio. Beethoven wants us to admire this hero, and we do ... Not so fast, Beethoven says, and provides another character in whose blending of flaws and qualities we are more likely to recognise our imperfect selves.

Washington National Opera returns to Kennedy Center with tribute to RBG

Wtop 03 Nov 2021
Now, it’s time for a lavish production as Evan Rogister will conduct Bizet’s “Carmen,” Verdi’s “La Traviata,” Donizetti’s “‘The Daughter of the Regiment,” Beethoven’s “Fidelio” and Rossini’s ...

Sinéad Campbell Wallace on returning to opera: ‘It’s in my bones’

The Irish Times 27 Oct 2021
When I then took out some heavier Puccini or something like Leonore in Beethoven’s Fidelio, or lighter Wagner” – she does air quotation marks for “lighter” – “I felt, ahh, this is much more comfortable ... She makes her Irish National Opera stage debut as Leonore in Beethoven’s Fidelio, and says the challenges of the role are many.

San Francisco Opera’s music director is making history. Can She Help Ensure Its Future?

San Francisco Examiner 21 Oct 2021
The curtain had just fallen on San Francisco Opera’s production of Beethoven’s “Fidelio,” and the mood was celebratory ... Only about 6 out of every 10 seats were full on opening night of “Fidelio,” although a matinee performance a few days later was more crowded.


Napa Valley Register 19 Oct 2021
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Fidelio at Glyndebourne review — a fussy production falls flat

The Times/The Sunday Times 17 Oct 2021
Beethoven’s Fidelio may have become a problem opera in the postmodern world, but few productions I have seen are as problematic as Frederic Wake-Walker’s new realisation ...

Fidelio review – musically excellent but panopticon staging is overloaded

The Guardian 12 Oct 2021
... festival, Frederic Wake-Walker’s new staging of Beethoven ’s Fidelio has now finally entered the repertory of Glyndebourne on Tour , although its opening performances are restricted to Glyndebourne itself.

Beethoven’s only opera becomes timely political thriller in SF

East Bay Times 11 Oct 2021
We’re talking about “Fidelio.” ... ‘Fidelio’ is so modern, and the message is so here and now.” ... Beethoven’s original “Fidelio” was based in an 18th-century prison ... Perhaps the most astonishing aspect of “Fidelio,” he adds, is simply that Beethoven made the opera’s hero a woman ... ‘FIDELIO’.

Fidelio review — too many distractions spoil Beethoven’s opera

The Times/The Sunday Times 11 Oct 2021
Scheduled for the 2020 festival to mark Beethoven’s 250th birthday, then postponed because of Covid, Glyndebourne’s new modern-day production of Fidelio ...

Bay Area classical scene has a bunch of October surprises

East Bay Times 28 Sep 2021
After its thrilling season-opening performances of Puccini’s “Tosca,” San Francisco Opera returns with “Fidelio.” In the company’s first performances of Beethoven’s only opera since a 2005 production, this searing drama exploring themes of love, repression, and the human quest ...