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Sali


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(Delius: A Village Romeo and Juliet). Ten. (as a boy, sop.). Son of a farmer, Manz, he falls in love with Vreli, the daughter of his father's rival. When her father tries to separate them, Sali hits him and the injury results in the farmer losing his mind. The villagers are critical of the young lovers. To escape, they walk to an inn, the Paradise Garden, and take a barge on to the river. They scuttle the barge and sink in each other's arms. Created (as an adult) (1907) by Willi Merkel.

Subjects: Opera.


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