(Barber: Vanessa). Ten. Son and namesake of the man who deserted Vanessa twenty years ago. His father is now dead and Anatol comes in his stead to visit Vanessa. He first seduces her niece Erika and then deserts her when, like his father before him, he falls in love with Vanessa. He marries her and takes her to Paris. Created (1958) by Nicolai Gedda.