The Bride of Messina  

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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.

The Bride of Messina (Die Braut von Messina) is a tragedy by Friedrich Schiller; it premiered on March 19, 1803 in Weimar. It is one of the most controversial works by Schiller, due to his use of elements from Greek tragedies (which were considered obsolete at the time it was written).

In the play, Schiller attempts to combine antique and modern theatre. It is set in Sicily, at a time when Paganism and Christianity meet, thus again outlining this theme.

The work was notably adapted in an opera, Nevěsta messinská, by composer Zdeněk Fibich. Robert Schumann wrote an overture to Die Braut von Messina, his Opus 100.

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