(Marschner: Hans Heiling). Bar. Son of the Queen of the Earth Spirits. He leaves the underworld to live near Anna, but promises his mother to return if ever his heart is broken. Anna meets Konrad and they fall in love. Hans attacks Konrad, who survives. As he is about to attack him again, the Queen reminds Hans of his promise. Created (1833) by Eduard Devrient (the opera's librettist).