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(Gluck: Alceste). Sop. Wife of Admetus, who offers herself as a sacrifice to save her husband's life. She is reprieved by Apollo in the original It. vers. and rescued by Hercules in the Fr. vers. Created (It. vers. 1767) by Antonia Bernasconi; (Fr. vers. 1776) by Rosalie Levasseur in Paris.

Subjects: Opera.

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