Meister, Wilhelm

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(Thomas: Mignon). Ten. A student. This is the title-role of the Goethe work on which the libretto is based. Wilhelm helps Lothario search for his long-lost daughter. They rescue Mignon from a band of gypsies who are ill-treating her and Wilhelm falls in love with her. He takes father and daughter to Italy where they learn the truth of their relationship, thus restoring Lothario's sanity. Created (1866) by Léon Achard.

Subjects: Opera.

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