Alphonse XI, King of Castile

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(Donizetti: La Favorite). Bar. He wants to divorce his wife and marry his mistress Léonore, who is also loved by Fernand. The King is threatened with excommunication if he divorces, and therefore agrees to Fernand marrying Léonore. Aria: Léonore, viens, j'abandonne (‘Come, Leonore, before thee kneeling’). Created (1840) by Paul Barroilhet.

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