(Beethoven: Fidelio). Bass. Father of Marzelline. He is the chief gaoler at the prison where Pizarro has secretly confined Florestan in the dungeon. Marzelline falls in love with her father's new assistant, Fidelio (Florestan's wife Leonore in disguise). Aria: Hat man nicht auch Gold beineben (‘Unless you have money to hand as well’). Created (1805) by Herr Rothe.