(Barber: Antony and Cleopatra) Bass‐bar. Encouraged by the Romans to prove his loyalty to the empire by marrying Octavia, sister of the Roman Emperor Octavius Caesar, Antony leaves his bride to return to the Egyptian Queen Cleopatra. When the Romans approach to capture him, Antony hides in Cleopatra's palace, but believing Cleopatra to be dead, he stabs himself. He dies in her arms. Created (1966) by Justino Díaz.