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Flora


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1 (Britten: The Turn of the Screw). Sop. Child in the charge of the Governess, older sister of Miles. Aria: Dolly must sleep. Created (1954) by Olive Dwyer.

2 (Verdi: La traviata). See Bervoix, Flora.

3 (Menotti: The Medium). Cont. Mother of Monica. As Mme Flora (Baba) she holds seances. During one of these, she is terrified by the feel of a cold hand on her throat. She accuses her mute servant, Toby, who is unable to deny it. When he hides behind a curtain she assumes he is a ghost and, frightened, she shoots him. Created (1946) by Claramae Turner.

Subjects: Opera.


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