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1 (Britten: A Midsummer Night's Dream). Bass-bar. A weaver, one of the rustics who rehearse and perform a play for Theseus and Hippolyta. Wearing an ass's head, he is loved by Tytania under the influence of a magic juice given to her by Puck on Oberon's orders. Arias (as Pyramus): O grimlook'd night; Sweet moon, I thank thee for thy sunny beams; ens. (with Tytania and the Fairies): Hail, mortal, hail! Created (1960) by Owen Brannigan.

2 (Purcell: The Fairy Queen). Spoken. Similar to the role in (1). Creator (1692) unknown.

Subjects: Opera.

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