Gottfried, Duke of Brabant

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(Wagner: Lohengrin). Silent role. Brother of Elsa and rightful heir to the dukedom of their late father. He has been turned into a swan by the evil Ortrud who hopes her husband will inherit the lands instead. Gottfried appears at the end of the opera, as the swan pulling the boat which is to take Lohengrin away. He is restored to his original image and holds his sister as she collapses. Creator (1850) not known.

Subjects: Opera.

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