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Arts & Entertainment - February 14, 2018

Beethoven's 'Fidelio' opens Friday on West Bay Opera stage

Modern setting places story in U.S. prison

by Renee Batti

Are there lessons to be learned today from the turbulent history of the Napoleonic Empire, when a shrewd megalomaniac driven by an obsession for power conquered much of Europe? Are there parallels to be drawn between those oppressive years of the early 19th century and our own times?

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