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(Britten: The Rape of Lucretia). Bar. An Etruscan Prince who, having succeeded his father, has assumed power in Rome. He is determined to prove that no women are chaste, and rides to Rome to Lucretia's house. When she repels him, he rapes her. Aria: Can you deny your love's dumb pleading? Created (1946) by Otakar Kraus.

Subjects: Opera.


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