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Ipanov, Count Loris


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(Giordano: Fedora). Ten. Thinking him to be the killer of her fiancé, Fedora swears she will make Loris fall in love with her in order to force a confession from him, but she falls in love with him herself. He admits the deed, but swears it was an act of honour—he had discovered that his wife and Fedora's fiancé were lovers. Fedora has set in motion a chain of investigation which she is not able to halt. Loris's brother is arrested as an accomplice and drowns while in prison and their mother dies of grief. Loris accuses Fedora of being responsible for ruining his family. She takes poison, begging his forgiveness, which he gives her as she dies. Aria: Amor ti vieta…(‘Love forbids you not to love’). Created (1898) by Enrico Caruso.

Subjects: Opera.


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