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(Handel: Ariodante). Cont. Travesti role. Duke of Albany who wants to marry Ginevra, daughter of the King of Scotland. Conspires to convince Ariodante that Ginevra has been unfaithful to him. Is killed by Ariodante's brother Lurcanio. Created (1735) by Maria Negri.

Subjects: Opera.


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