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(Henze: The Bassarids). Mez. Daughter of King Cadmus of Thebes, mother of Pentheus, who succeeds to the throne. Hypnotized by Dionysus and his world, she leads the Bacchantes who kill Pentheus when he comes to their Mount Cythaeron, failing to recognize him as her son. Created (1966) by Kerstin Meyer.

Subjects: Opera.

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