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Tue Mar 28, 2017 at 2:01 pm
By Wayne Lee Gay

Nowhere does Beethoven so completely embody the revolutionary spirit of his age than in his only opera Fidelio, in which he imbues a tale of disguise, intrigue, rescue, and resistance with the grandeur of his symphonic music.

The Houston Symphony crosses into the world of opera with a semi-stage version of the work this weekend; Andrés Orozco-Estrada conducts, joined by a cast including soprano Rebecca von Lipinski and tenor Russell Thomas.

Performances are at 8 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Sunday at Jones Hall.; 713-224-7575.


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