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1 (Rossini: La gazza ladra). See Villabella, Fernando.

2 (Beethoven: Fidelio). Bass. Don Fernando, the King's Minister. He arrives at the gaol in time to free the prisoners, incl. his old friend Florestan. Aria: Der besten König's Wink und Wille (‘At the wish and suggestion of the best of kings’). Created (1805) by Herr Weinkopf.

Subjects: Opera.

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