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Rienzi, Irene


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(Wagner: Rienzi). Sop. Sister of Cola Rienzi. She is loved by Adriano, son of Stefano Colonna, Rienzi's greatest opponent. Created (1842) by Henriette Wüst (who later married a Dresden actor, Hans Kriete, from whom Wagner borrowed money for the printing of the scores of Rienzi, Der fliegende Holländer, and Tannhäuser).

Subjects: Opera.


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