(Delius: A Village Romeo and Juliet). Sop. Daughter of Marti, a farmer in conflict with his neighbour, with whose son Vreli falls in love. In a fight, her father is injured and confined to an asylum. To escape the criticism of the villagers, she and her lover take a barge on the river and scuttle it, death together being preferable to life apart. Created (1907) by Lola Artôt de Padilla (daughter of the Belgian mez. Désirée Artôt and the Spanish bar. Mariano Padilla y Ramos).