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Il bravo, Saverio Mercadante

RTÉ Culture presented a Live Stream of Il bravo (The Assassin), an opera in three acts by Saverio Mercadante, presented live from Wexford Festival Opera at the National Opera House.

Set in 16th-century Venice, the Bravo of the title is a tormented character who long ago killed his wife in a fit of jealousy; unjustly accused of plotting against the state, he has been forced by the Council of Ten to become their secret hired assassin, while his father is held hostage to compel his obedience.

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