Quick Reference

(Rossini: Mosè in Egitto). Sop. Daughter of Miriam and niece of Moses. She is in love with Pharaoh's son. She offers to die in exchange for Pharaoh allowing Moses and the Israelites to leave Egypt. Created (1818) by Isabella Colbran (who was married to Rossini 1822–37).

Subjects: Opera.

Reference entries