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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.

Subjects: Opera.

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