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Bánk bánlocked

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Historical dramatic opera in three acts by Ferenc Erkel to a libretto by Béni Egressy after József Katona’s play Bánk bán; Pest, National Theatre, 9 March 1861.

While King Endre II was at war over the Carpathian Mountains, which formed the frontier of Hungary, his power-drunk wife, Gertrud, from Meran in the Tyrol, filled the royal household with her foreign courtiers and lived with them in the greatest luxury. Eventually she and her courtiers were killed in a revolt in ...

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