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1 (Menotti: The Consul). Cont. Mother of Magda Sorel. Created (1950) by Marie Powers.

2 (Menotti: Amahl and the Night Visitors). Sop. Mother of the crippled Amahl, she tries to steal from the Three Kings sheltering in her home. Created (1951) by Rosemary Kuhlman.

3 (Charpentier: Louise). Cont. Mother of Louise. Tries to prevent her daughter leaving home to live with an impecunious poet. Created (1900) by Blanche Deschamps-Jéhin.

4 (Ravel: L’Enfant et les sortilèges). Cont. She punishes the Child for his rudeness and naughtiness. This sets off a chain of events. Created (1925) by ?Mme Orsoni.

5 (Janáček: Osud). Mez. Mila's mother, who lives with Mila and Živny. She is mentally unstable and attacks Živny. Mila tries to intervene and she and her mother fall to their death off the balcony. Created (radio, 1934) by Marie Žaludová; (stage, 1958) by Jarmila Palivcová.

Subjects: Opera.

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