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1 (Britten: A Midsummer Night's Dream). Mez. In love with Lysander but her father wants her to marry Demetrius. It all works out right and Demetrius loves Helena, leaving Theseus to give permission for Hermia and Lysander to marry. Aria: Puppet? Why so?; quartet (with Hermia, Lysander and Demetrius): Mine own, and not mine own. Created (1960) by Marjorie Thomas.

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

Subjects: Opera.


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