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(Wagner: Tristan und Isolde). Ten. A courtier of King Mark in Cornwall. He poses as a friend of the King's nephew, Tristan, but is jealous of him. It is Melot who informs King Mark that Tristan and Isolde (whom the King is intending to marry) are in love. Tristan is distraught at Melot's betrayal and challenges him to fight. Tristan deliberately falls on Melot's sword and is fatally wounded. Later, Tristan's servant and closest friend, Kurwenal, kills Melot. Created (1865) by Karl Heinrich.

Subjects: Opera.


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