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(Henze: The English Cat). Bar. He chases and kisses his old girlfriend, Minette, now the bride of Lord Puff. Society demands that such behaviour results in divorce and Minette is then drowned. Tom is imprisoned, but released when found to be the long-lost son of a wealthy nobleman. He claims his inheritance and sets his cap at Babette, Minette's sister. He is killed before he can sign his will, so his money goes to society. Minette's ghost joins him in a duet as he dies. Created (1983) by Wolfgang Schöne.

Subjects: Opera.

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