Composers and their stage works 

The King of Betajnova

(Kralj na Betajnovi)

Ivan Cankar

Wr. 1902

To get hold of the property of his brother, Kantor, an already rich innkeeper, arranges his brother's death and later sends his niece, the only lawful heir, to a convent as mentally deranged. When an idealistic student, Max Krnec, attempts to stop Kantor in his sinister deeds, he is also murdered. The authorities and the local priest are afraid to bring Kantor to justice; instead, they aid him in amassing capital by immoral means.