Dodon, Tsar

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(Rimsky-Korsakov: The Golden Cockerel). Bass. Is given a Golden Cockerel by the Astrologer to warn him of danger. He leads his army against the enemy and meets the Queen of Shemakha. When he returns with her to his capital, the Astrologer demands her as reward. Dodon kills him and is then killed by the cockerel. Created (1909) by Nikolay Speransky.

Subjects: Opera.

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