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(Puccini: La rondine). Ten. (originally bar.). A poet, friend of Magda de Civry. He reads Magda's hand and tells her that she may, like the swallow (la rondine) find a bright future, but there is also tragedy in store. Prunier is secretly in love with Magda's maid Lisette. He promises to help her make a career as a singer and she leaves to live with him, but the stage episode ends in disaster and he persuades Magda to take her back. Duet (with Magda): Chi il bel sogno di Doretta poté indovinar? (‘Who can interpret Doretta's beautiful dream?). Created (1917) by Francesco Dominici.

Subjects: Opera.

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