"Mayreder had in fact written the libretto to Wolf's opera, Der Corregidor"
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Tom Ovens

     Hugo Wolf (1860-1903) was noted for composing Lieder/songs, but he was determined to compose something major: an opera. Der Corregidor, a story about an adulterous love triangle, was met with initial success but the libretto was considered a major weakness and it was thereafter rarely staged. His depressive nature combined with the effects of syphilis drove Wolf to bouts of insanity and finally death.