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Fra Diavolo

Fra Diavolo (lit. Brother Devil; (1760-1806), born Michele Porsa, was a monk who left his monastery to join a gang of bandits, who participated in insurrectionary movements in Italy. Taken prisoner, he was hanged at Naples.

Auber's opera, Fra Diavolo, has no connection with him except for its name.



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