Brandenburg, Cardinal Albrecht von

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(Hindemith: Mathis der Maler). Cardinal-Archbishop of Mainz. Art-loving and a supporter of Mathis. However, the archbishopric has no money and the Cardinal's assistant tries to persuade him that he should renounce his oath of celibacy and marry Ursula, wealthy daughter of the Lutheran Reidinger. Impressed by her willingness to marry him for the sake of her religion, although she admits to being in love with Mathis, the Cardinal blesses her and makes the decision to withdraw from the world. Created (1938) by Peter Baxevanos.

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