Poggio, Marchesa del

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(Verdi: Un giorno di regno). Sop. Niece of Baron di Kelbar, she is a young widow. She is in love with the Cavalier di Belfiore but, angry because she thinks he has deserted her, she is going to marry old La Rocca. The ‘King of Poland)’, a guest in the Baron's castle, uses his royal prerogative to forbid the wedding. He is, of course, Belfiore in disguise. Created (1840) by Antonietta Marini.

Subjects: Opera.

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