Queen of the Fairies

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(Sullivan: Iolanthe). Cont. Banished Iolanthe from Fairyland for marrying a mortal, but forgives her and sends her son, Strephon, into Parliament to cause chaos among the peers. She herself cannot resist the charms of the sentry, Sergeant Willis. Aria: Oh, foolish fay. Created (1882) by Alice Barnett.

Subjects: Opera.

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