On Saturday, we livestreamed a dramatic concert performance of Beethoven’s only opera Fidelio. Here’s what viewers have been saying on social media.
Available on demand until midnight GMT Sat 19 Dec.
Just glorious! How to produce such a gorgeous sound from a mini orchestra, mini chorus, and outstanding soloists? Huge appreciation to all concerned #ONFidelio
— Jeremy Horsell (@JeremyHorsell) December 12, 2020
If only the empty Hall could hear the applause The Orchestra was breathtaking @Opera_North@LeedsTownHall
2020 Theatre and performance was well worth the wait #ONFidelio The singing was fantastic the story was moving.
— Dalton Harrison (@DaltonHarrison9) December 12, 2020
Riotous applause in my living room for #ONFidelio – magnificent!
— Dr Chloe Wallace (@chloew1970) December 12, 2020
Absolutely excellent performance of Fidelio tonight from the wonderful people @Opera_North – all in my very own living room! Beautiful music, high energy & drama, despite no audience in the hall. 👏👏👏Thanks for helping me celebrate my birthday in style 🥳
— Emma Burgham (@BurghamEmma) December 12, 2020
Wonderful performance of Fidelio tonight from the fabulous @Opera_North Fantastic backdrop of @LeedsTownHall, beautiful music & spine tingling singing. Must be so strange performing to no visible audience. Thank you so much 💕
— C Jane Kaye (@CarolineJaneKay) December 12, 2020
Fab evening with @Opera_North’s Fidelio, with a socially but not musically distant orchestra and chorus, and a slightly eerie silence at the finale. It deserved an audience in the hall! #ONFidelio pic.twitter.com/0FGZfU8syL
— Andy Burn (@aj_burn) December 12, 2020
This is fabulous singing and playing from all @Opera_North and Mark Wigglesworth infusing the score with lustre, melancholy, light and energy. One of the best £15 I’ve ever spent! @brinsherratt @fflurwyn @raenicholls @tobyspence @OliverJohnston3 Rob Hayward. BRAVO Opera North💕 https://t.co/ZL9FUqPdYK
— Dame Sarah Connolly (@spconnolly) December 13, 2020
I’ve just watched the live stream performance – magnificent! Huge “bravo!” to all concerned!
— Adrian Widdowson #FBPE (@AdrianWiddowson) December 12, 2020
— Paul Hill (@SiriusAstro) December 12, 2020
Gosh the ON Fidelio is excellent – a celebration of enlightenment values and our common European heritage. A tonic against the heathens all around us in these dark times Home | Opera North @Opera_North https://t.co/m5K9OZSVMo
— Duncan Ross (@RossDunc) December 13, 2020
Wonderful, rousing #ONFidelio from @Opera_North ensemble. 👏🏻👏🏻
Tears during Leonore @raenicholls aria: astounding performance & the words ‘come, hope, don’t let the last star of the exhausted go pale’.
Feel like we’re losing all the fights: food poverty, human rights, no deal.
— Dr Kara McKechnie 🇬🇧🇪🇺🇩🇪 (@DrKMcK) December 12, 2020
— Ruth Hill (@RuthHillWrites) December 12, 2020