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1 (Smyth: The Wreckers). Bar. Lighthouse keeper, father of Avis, Mark's previous love. Creator (1906) not traced.

2 (Laurence) (Gounod: Roméo et Juliette). Bass. Friar Lawrence. He agrees to secretly marry Romeo and Juliet. When Romeo is exiled and Capulet wants Juliet to marry Paris, Friar Lawrence gives her a potion which, when drunk, will make her simulate death. Thus she avoids the wedding and is taken to the family crypt to await Romeo's arrival. Created (1867) by Mons. Cazaux.

Subjects: Opera.


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