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Venetian general TC returns from sea to reunite with his wife Desdemona. Jealous Iago plots to make TC kill his wife.Verdi
Slave princess to Egyptian Princess Amneris, TC, is lover to captain of the guard, Radames. Radames captures TC's father, King Amonsaro, who tells TC to betray Radames.Verdi
Pinkerton, a U.S. officer in Japan, contracts a temporary marriage to TC. She renounces everything for him and kills herself when he returns with an American bride.Puccini
Princess TC demands that suitors must answer three riddles or die. Calaf takes the offer and offers his life to her if she can guess his secret name, Love.Puccini
TC becomes tsar of Russia after murdering Dmitri. The land falls into despair even as the monk Grigory convinces the Polish king that he is actually Dmitri. Mussorgsky
Frail seamstress Mimi goes to poet Rodolfo's door to help. The two fall in love, but Rodolfo became jealous of Mimi and the two parted until Rodolfo learned that Mimi was dying.Puccini
TC attempts to find a wife while he tries to stop his nephew Ernesto from doing the same. Malatesta persuades Ernesto and Norina to ruin TC's fantasies of marriage.Donizetti
After rejecting Tatiana, bored TC offends his friend's honor by flirting with his fiancé. TC disappears until several years later and falls in love with married Tatiana.Tchaikovsky
Katerina is unhappy with her husband Zinovy. Zinovy hires Sergei who seduces Katerina. After being caught, she poisons Boris and murders Zinovy.Shostakovich
As seen in The Barber of Seville, Count Almaviva has tired of Rosina and pursues TC's lover.Mozart
DescriptionOperaComposer
Courtisan Violetta abandons her lifestyle for her lover Alfredo. Alfredo's father warns Violetta that her past threatens his son's future, so she painfully leaves.Verdi
Womanizer TC duels and kills Commendatore on his escape from Donna Anna. As he tries to whisk away Zerlina, he is unmasked as a seducer and murderer.Mozart
TC makes a deal with Satan for the gift of youth. He seduces and betrays Marguerite and murders her brother. She kills her illegitimate child and is sentenced to death.Gounod
Prisoner Angelotti hides with artist Cavaradossi while running from Scarpia. Scarpia plots to make TC, the artist's lover, betray her lover's secret.Puccini
Gypsy TC casts a spell over corporal Don Josè. Unable to break the spell, he drops everything to follow her to the mountains. She tires of him and runs off with Escamillo.Bizet
Figaro, town barber and jack-of-all-trades, learns about Count Almaviva's and Rosina's love for each other (despite never meeting) and plans an elopement for them.Rossini
Daughter of the court jester TC falls in love with the womanizing Duke of Mantua. TC hires an assassin to murder the Duke, but his daughter takes the Duke's place.Verdi
Ferrando and Guglielmo argue with Don Alfonso over the loyalty of their fiancées. Aided by Despina, they disguise themselves as soldiers and try to woo each other's lovers.Mozart
Lord Henry arranges a marriage for his sister Lucy who loves the son of a rival family. When Henry learns of this, he tells Lucy that her lover in unfaithful.Donizetti

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