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(Britten: The Rape of Lucretia). Bass. A Roman general, husband of Lucretia. He is not surprised to hear she is the only wife to remain faithful to her soldier husband. Tarquinius wants to prove that she, too, can be tempted, but succeeds only in raping her. Collatinus, summoned home to the distressed Lucretia, forgives her, but she kills herself. Aria: Those who love, create. Created (1946) by Owen Brannigan.

Subjects: Opera.


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