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Tolomeo


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(Handel: Giulio Cesare). Cont. Travesti role (originally castrato). King of Egypt, brother of Cleopatra. Has Pompey beheaded and his widow (Cornelia) and son (Sesto) arrested. Is killed by Sesto in revenge for his father's murder. Created (1724) by Gaetano Berenstadt (alto castrato).

Subjects: Opera.


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