Wingrave, Owen

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(Britten: Owen Wingrave). Bar. The last of the Wingraves, a family of soldiers. He refuses to follow this tradition, as he hates fighting. He is disinherited by his grandfather, thus threatening the future of Kate Julian, who is expecting to marry Owen. She taunts him and suggests that to prove he is not a coward, he should spend the night alone in a haunted room in the house. When she goes to see him during the night, she finds him dead. Created (TV 1971/stage 1973) by Benjamin Luxon.

Subjects: Opera.

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