(Offenbach: Les Contes d'Hoffmann). Mez. Travesti role. Friend to whom the poet Hoffmann tells the stories of his previous unhappy love affairs. Nicklausse points out to the poet that all those he has loved have been manifestations of the same woman. He assures Hoffmann that his work will be all the more inspired for his sad experiences in love. Created (1881) by Marguerite Ugalde.