P R O G R A M
(C—Sept 1840/FP—Oct. 20, 1842)
Die Freiheit Rom's sei das
Gesetz! ["The freedom of Rome should be law!"]
Rienzi addresses a large gathering of Romans
declaring that now they are free, free of the patricians hold on their
civil liberties, with laws to protect them from common thieves, riots,
and from the wanton attacks of raiding bands. He entreats them to keep
and guard the new laws. The glory of Rome they vow to preserve.
Allmächt’ger Vater: Rienzi Gebet!
["Almighty Father!": Rienzi’s Prayer]
Rienzi implores God’s help to restore peace to his