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Sebastiano


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(d’Albert: Tiefland). Bar. Wanting to marry a wealthy girl, he has chosen a husband for his long‐standing mistress, Marta, but he expects her to remain as his mistress. He takes Marta up the mountain to meet the man in question, the poor shepherd Pedro. On her wedding night, Sebastiano hides in her bedroom, but Marta avoids him. Gradually Sebastiano realises that Marta has grown to love her husband and the rich girl Sebastiano wants to marry has learned of his reputation and is no longer interested. Trying to reclaim Marta, he and Pedro fight and Sebastiano is killed. Creator (1903) not traced.

Subjects: Opera.


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