Valentine de Saint-Bris

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(Meyerbeer: Les Huguenots). Sop. Daughter of the Comte de Saint‐Bris, leader of the Catholics. She is engaged to the Catholic Comte de Nevers, but falls in love with the Huguenot Raoul de Nangis. She is killed, together with Raoul, by her father's soldiers, not having been recognized as his daughter. Aria: Parmi les pleurs (‘Amid my tears’); duet (with Raoul): Ô ciel, où courez‐vous? (‘O heavens, where are you rushing off to?’). Created (1836) by (Marie) Cornélie Falcon.

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