Sir Despard Murgatroyd

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(Sullivan: Ruddigore). Bass-bar. The present ‘bad baron of Ruddigore’, forced by a curse to commit a crime a day. Hating this role, he is delighted to learn that he has an elder brother, Robin (Sir Ruthven) who thus relieves him of the title and curse. He can now marry Mad Margaret. Created (1887) by Rutland Barrington.

Subjects: Opera.

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