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Fidelio

[fi-deyl-yoh] /fɪˈdeɪl yoʊ/
noun
1.
an opera (1805) by Ludwig van Beethoven.
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  • Then Chappo and Fidelio helped their leader into the saddle.

    The Treasure Trail Marah Ellis Ryan
  • The door from the sala was slightly ajar, and the voice of Fidelio was heard there.

    The Treasure Trail Marah Ellis Ryan
  • Rotil, still frowning at her, waved his hand to Chappo and Fidelio.

    The Treasure Trail Marah Ellis Ryan
  • That fellow Fidelio rode into the cantina here at La Partida today.

    The Treasure Trail Marah Ellis Ryan
  • With the help of Fidelio and a cane, he started very well, and nodded to Kit.

    The Treasure Trail Marah Ellis Ryan
  • “I get you,” said Kit, and with a flourish and a clatter, Fidelio was soon lost in the dust.

    The Treasure Trail Marah Ellis Ryan
  • He had never heard of it, nor of Don Giovanni, nor of Fidelio.

    Diversions in Sicily H. Festing Jones
  • Beethoven perhaps: he composed only one opera, Fidelio; but what an opera that is!

    Gryll Grange Thomas Love Peacock
  • "Leonora" (Fidelio) was composed some time before it was produced.

    Operas Every Child Should Know

    Mary Schell Hoke Bacon
  • The "Fidelio" overture was intended for the second revision, but was not ready in time.

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