1 (Britten: A Midsummer Night's Dream). Bass. A carpenter, one of the rustics. He ‘produces’ the play they are to perform for the wedding of Duke Theseus and Hippolyta. Aria: Gentles, perchance you wonder at this show. Created (1960) by Norman Lumsden.
2 (Purcell: The Fairy Queen). Spoken. Similar to the role in (1) above. Creator (1692) unknown.