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(Handel: Tamerlano). Cont. Travesti role (originally castrato). A Greek prince. Ally of The Emperor of the Tartars, Tamerlano. Falls in love with Asteria, daughter of the defeated Turkish Emperor Bajazet. Despite competition from Tamerlano, he and Asteria are finally united. Created (1724) by Senesino (the castrato Francesco Bernardi).

Subjects: Opera.


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