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(Handel: Giulio Cesare). Cont. Widow of Pompey. She and her son Sesto want peace with Cesare after he has defeated her husband, but Tolomeo, King of Egypt, has her husband slain and she is sent to Tolomeo's harem and her son arrested. When Tolomeo is defeated by Cesare, she and Sesto are welcomed by Cesare and Cleopatra. Created (1724) by Anastasia Robinson.

Subjects: Opera.


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