Richard Wagner's Operas

Rienzi, der Letzte der Tribunen (1837-40)
Grosse romantische Oper in fünf Aufzügen

Libretto: Richard Wagner, according to Edward Bulwer Lytton's The Last of the Roman Tribunes
Dedicated to Frederick August II, King of Saxony
Premiere: October 20, 1842 Königlich Sächsisches Hoftheater Dresden
New versions, reeditions: 1843-44, 1847


Characters:
Cola Rienzi (Tenor)
Irene (Sopran)
Stefano Colonna (Bass)
Adriano (Mezzosopran)
Paolo Orsini (Bass)
Raimondo (Bass)
Baroncelli (Tenor)
Cecco del Vecio (Bass)
Ein Friedensbote (Sopran)
Location:
Rome during the 14th century.


Bulwer Lytton's Rienzi, Last of the Roman Tribunes, 1835
On Bulwer Lytton


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Compiled by Hannu Salmi.