RIENZI, THE LAST OF THE TRIBUNES
Grand tragic opera in five acts | Text by the composer after Edward Bulwer-Lytton’s novel Rienzi or The Last of the Tribunes
Einführung in deutscher und englischer Sprache
Grand tragic opera in five acts | Text by the composer after the novel »Rienzi or The Last of the Tribunes« by Edward Earle Bulwer-Lytton | In German with German and English supertitles
This early work by Richard Wagner tells the story of the rise and fall of Rienzi, the people’s tribune, whose misjudgment of societal and political reality condemns him to failure. A journey through time takes us to medieval Rome, where anarchic conditions and bitter feuds between patrician families endanger public life.