Fidelio in Stir

Taking Beethoven behind bars: Too much realism for opera
By David Patrick Stearns [Philadelphia Inquirer, 7 September 2005]
First, you signed the waiver relieving the venue of any liability for your injury or death. Then, you were handed a flashlight and felt the chill in the air – not a typical cold draft but the prickly tingle that comes with unquiet spirits nearby.
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