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1 (Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice). Sop. The God of Love, who restores Euridice to Orfeo because he is so moved by his sadness and the intensity of his lament. Created (It. vers. 1762) by Lucia Clavareau; (Fr. vers. 1774) by Rosalie Levasseur.

2 (Monteverdi: L'incoronazione di Poppea). Sop. He and the goddesses of Fortune and Virtue discuss their various successes and failures, Amor claiming superiority over the others: love will always win in the end, as the opera which follows will prove. Creator (1643) not traced.

Subjects: Opera.

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