Seymour, Giovanna

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(Donizetti: Anna Bolena). Mez. Lady‐in‐Waiting to the Queen (Anna Bolena) and now the King's mistress. Her conscience troubles her, torn between her loyalty to the Queen and the thought of being her successor. She first begs the King to release her, then pleads with Anna to confess to adultery (which she has not committed) and beg the King's forgiveness. Created (1830) by Elisa Orlandi.

Subjects: Opera.

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