Opera in the Heights

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Lambert Hall, home of Opera in the Heights, in 2003

Opera in the Heights is a non-profit, regional opera company, which is housed in the historic Lambert Hall at 1703 Heights Boulevard in Houston, Texas.


Opera in the Heights held its first Gala Opera Evening, a Fledermaus Party, in Lambert Hall on April 12, 1996. A few days later, an arsonist set fire to Lambert Hall, having poured flammables onto the piano and the backstage storage. A neighbor saw the fire in the early morning, and called the fire department, which arrived in minutes and saved the building.[1]

Opera in the Heights held its next performance, a Gala II Concert, on May 11, 1996, with curtains hanging over fire-damaged walls. Clean-up from the fire was financed by this benefit concert, a dinner party, and the generosity of company members and neighbors.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "Lambert Hall". Welcome to the Opera in the Heights, www.operaintheheights.org. Archived from the original on 2007-04-19. Retrieved 2007-05-19. 

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