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(Bellini: Norma). Ten. Roman proconsul in Gaul, former lover of Norma and father of her two children. Has deserted her for Adalgisa, an acolyte in the temple. When Norma decides to sacrifice herself in the cause of the Gauls defeating the Romans, Pollione realizes he still loves her and joins her in the flames. Created (1831) by Domenico Donzelli.

Subjects: Opera.

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