Ruth Leon recommends… Fidelio at San Francisco OperaRuth Leon recommends
Beethoven’s Fidelio at San Francisco Opera
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Livestreams October 14/17/20.
San Francisco Opera has a brand new production of Beethoven’s only opera, Fidelio, starring Elza van den Heever, Russell Thomas and Greer Grimsley and it is going to be livestreamed. I’m burning to see it. A fantastic cast, conducted by their new Music Director Eun Sun Kim in her inaugural season, and directed by Matthew Ozawa, will break on our fortunate eyes and ears without our having to leave our armchairs.
Lucky us? Well, lucky some of us. Look carefully. This only works if you live on the West Coast of the USA, in which case you may as well go hear it in person, because the livestreams are only available LIVE, in other words, on Pacific Time.
Those of us in Europe or elsewhere in the world, must get up in the middle of the night to enjoy these performances. The first stream, on October 14 at 7:30pm PT is 3.30am here in London and half past midnight in New York.
Leaving the streams on the SF Opera website for a mere 24 hours following the livestream would give the production, the singers, and the company worldwide exposure. What a wasted opportunity.