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1 (Puccini: Tosca). Bass. He potters about the church, and cleans the brushes which the artist Cavaradossi is using for his painting of the Madonna. He announces the defeat of Bonaparte and tells Cavaradossi that, in celebration, Tosca will sing that night at the Farnese Palace, residence of Baron Scarpia. Created (1900) by Ettore Borelli.

2 (Janáček: The Excursions of Mr Brouček). Bar. Sacristan of St Vit's Cathedral, Prague, and father of Málinka. On the Moon he is represented by Lunobar and in Prague in 1420 he is Domšík. Created (1920) by Vilém Zítek.

Subjects: Opera.


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