Rienzi (orig. Cola Rienzi, der letzte der Tribunen, Cola Rienzi, the last of the Tribunes). Opera in 5 acts by Wagner to his own lib. based on Bulwer-Lytton's novel (1835) and Mary Russell Mitford's play (1828). Comp. 1838–40. Prod. Dresden 1842, NY 1878, London (in Eng.) 1879.
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