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(Handel: Ariodante). Bass. Father of Ginevra, who is loved by Ariodante. Created (1735) by Gustavus Waltz (who once was thought to have been Handel's cook). Handel is supposed to have remarked that ‘Gluck knew no more of counterpoint than my cook Waltz’. No proof has been found to support this story.

Subjects: Opera.

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