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Fra Diavolo

Fra Diavolo (frä dēä´vōlō) [Ital.,=friar devil], 1771–1806, Italian bandit and soldier, whose real name was Michele Pezza. He entered the service of the king of Naples in 1798 and with Cardinal Ruffo resisted the French invasion (1799) of the kingdom. He was captured (1806) and hanged by the French. The plot of Auber's opera Fra Diavolo (libretto by Scribe) is in no respect historical.

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Fra Diavolo (Brother Devil). Opéra-comique in 3 acts by Auber to lib. by Scribe. Prod. Paris 1830, London and Philadelphia 1831, NY Met 1910.

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Diavolo, Fra

Fra Diavolo: see Fra Diavolo.

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