fairy godmother

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(Massenet: Cendrillon). Sop. Appears to Cendrillon and sends her to the royal ball, giving her a pair of glass slippers to wear. They are charmed, and while she wears them her own family cannot recognize her—but she must leave the ball at midnight. Created (1899) by Georgette Bréjean‐Gravière (later Bréjean‐Silver, having married the composer Charles Silver).

Subjects: Opera.

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