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1 (Strauss: Arabella). Sop. As the opera opens, Adelaide, Arabella's mother, is consulting the Fortune‐Teller, who tells her that her husband will lose more money by gambling. However, she can see in the cards that a stranger is soon coming, from a great distance, and will want to marry Arabella. This is a cameo role which several famous sopranos, well past the prime of their career, have been happy to sing, including Martha Mödl. Created (1933) by Jessyka Koettrik.

2 (Martinů: Julietta). Michel meets her during his search for Julietta. She is unable to foretell the future, only the past. Creator (1938) not traced.

Subjects: Opera.

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