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Charlotte


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1 (Massenet: Werther). Mez. Daughter of the Magistrate (Le Bailli) and sister of Sophie and six younger siblings. She promised her dying mother she would wed Albert, but she falls in love with Werther. He continues to visit her after her marriage, and she has to ask him not to come any more. When he borrows pistols from her husband she is frightened. In his study, she finds Werther dying from gunshot wounds. She admits her love for him and he dies in her arms. Arias: Werther … Werther (letter aria); Va! laisse couler les larmes (‘Go! let my tears flow’). Created (1892) by Marie Renard.

2 (Zimmermann: Die Soldaten). See Wesener, Charlotte.

Subjects: Opera.


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