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Infanta


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(Zemlinsky: Der Zwerg). Sop. Donna Clara, the Princess. For her birthday she is given, as a playmate, the Dwarf. He is unaware of his own abnormal appearance and falls in love with her. When he sees his own reflection he is terrified. The Infanta cruelly assures him she will continue to play with him, as one would with an animal—she does not regard him as a human. Created (1922) by Erna Schröder.

Subjects: Opera.


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