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Maddalena


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1 (Verdi: Rigoletto). Cont. Sister of the professional assassin Sparafucile. She agrees to help him trap the Duke of Mantua but falls in love with him and begs her brother to spare his life. She takes part in the famous quartet: Bella figlia dell'amore (‘Lovely daughter of love’). Created (1851) by Annetta Casaloni.

2 (Giordano: Andrea Chénier). See Coigny, Maddalena di.

3 (Donizetti: Linda di Chamounix). Sop. Wife of Antonio, a poor farmer, and mother of Linda. Creator (1842) not traced.

Subjects: Opera.


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