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(Prokofiev: The Fiery Angel). Sop. Since she was a child, she has been visited by a protecting angel. It disappeared when she grew up, but she thought her lover, Heinrich, was the embodiment of the angel. He deserted her after a year and she is searching for him. She enlists Ruprecht's help. When they meet Heinrich, the men fight a duel and Ruprecht is injured. After nursing him back to health, Renata enters a convent to atone for her sinful behaviour. She corrupts the nuns with her story of the angel and is sentenced to death. Created (1954) by Lucienne Marée; (1955) by Dorothy Dow.

Subjects: Opera.

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