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(Rossini: Il turco in Italia). Bass. Husband of Fiorilla, he wants to teach his flirtatious wife a lesson and bans all men from the house. The arrival of the Turkish Prince Selim provides the next attraction, but Selim cannot make up his mind between Fiorilla and his old love, Zaida. Geronio comes to a masked ball disguised as Selim, and the two ladies dress identically causing chaos. It is left to the poet Prosdocimo to sort them all out. Geronio forgives his wife and they are reunited. Created (1814) by Luigi Pacini.

Subjects: Opera.

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