(Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier). An Italian intriguer, partnered by Annina. They are hired by Baron Ochs to investigate Sophie, his future wife. They watch Sophie and Octavian together and, suspicious of their obvious attraction for each other, they call Ochs's attention to them. Octavian manages to bribe the intriguers into working for him instead of the Baron and they take part in the plans to dupe the Baron and catch him in a compromising position. Created (1911) by Hans Rüdiger.