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Mariana (A New Version Of “Il Proscritto”) (1849)
Work Notes
Available in the USA and Canada only
Text Writer
Libretto by Giovanni Rossi. German version and edition by Willi Hanke and Max Loy.
Publisher
Hans Sikorski
Category
Opera and Music Theatre
Year Composed
1849
Chorus
SATB chorus; ballet
Language
English, German
Soloist
Baritone, Bass, 2 Sopranos, 3 Tenors
Programme Note
Otto Nicolai Mariana (A New Version Of “Il Proscritto”) (1849)
Synopsis:
The opera is set on the Italian coast in the Middle Ages. After the defeat of his forces Marco goes into exile. His wife, Mariana, believing him dead, marries Claudio, head of his enemies. Marco returns during the wedding festivities and a duel between the two men seems imminent. To prevent this Mariana takes poison and as she dies she clasps the hands of both her husbands.

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