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Bianca


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1 (Britten: The Rape of Lucretia). Mez. Lucretia's old nurse. Quartet (with Lucretia, Lucia and the Female Chorus): Their spinning wheel unwinds. Created (1946) by Anna Pollak.

2 (Zemlinsky: Eine florentinische Tragödie). Sop. Wife of the silk-merchant Simone, she is having an affair with Guido, son of the Duke of Florence. Simone finds out and the men fight a duel. Guido is killed. Bianca realizes she loves her husband and needed him to show how dominant he could be. Created (1917) by Helene Wildbrunn.

Subjects: Opera.


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