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Mme Larina


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(Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin). Mez. A landowner, mother of Tatyana and Olga. The local peasants bring in the harvest and dance for her. Her neighbour, Lensky, calls on her, bringing with him his friend, Eugene Onegin. Once she has greeted them, Mme Larina leaves her guests to be entertained by her daughters. She gives a party for Tatyana on her nameday, to which the two men are invited. To her consternation they quarrel, challenging each other to a duel and she is most upset to think that this can have happened in her house. Created (1879) by Maria Rainer.

Subjects: Opera.


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