Overview

Demon


Show Summary Details

Quick Reference

(Rubinstein: The Demon). Bar. He is a fallen angel, condemned to a life of suffering. Having arranged for Tamara's future husband to be killed, the Demon appears to her as in a vision. Only her love can end his suffering. Initially she rejects him but he gradually engages her sympathy by describing his own never-ending agony. When he kisses Tamara, she dies. Again he is doomed to loneliness and eternal suffering. Created (1875) by Ivan Mel'nikov.

Subjects: Opera.


Reference entries

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.