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Auschwitz Survivor Runs Into Prison Guard in Long-Forgotten Opera

This month, the Houston Grand Opera will perform The Passenger. It’s an opera that takes place in the 1950s on a cruise ship where one woman, a former SS guard at Auschwitz, is convinced she recognizes a prisoner she thought had perished at the camp. The story switches between the present-day and flashbacks to the […]

This month, the Houston Grand Opera will perform The Passenger. It's an opera that takes place in the 1950s on a cruise ship where one woman, a former SS guard at Auschwitz, is convinced she recognizes a prisoner she thought had perished at the camp. The story switches between the present-day and flashbacks to the guard and prisoner's complex relationship at Auschwitz. The performance here in Houston is the opera's U.S. premiere. Houston Matters' Edel Howlin will have a report.

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