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Joyce Bourne

in A Dictionary of Opera Characters

Second edition

Published in print January 2008 | ISBN: 9780199548194
Published online January 2008 | e-ISBN: 9780191726781

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1 (Offenbach: Orpheus in the Underworld). Sop. Wife of Orpheus, but they are tired of each other and she is having an affair with Pluto, whom she follows into the underworld. When Orpheus tries, reluctantly, to rescue her, Jupiter arranges for him to look at her, thus ensuring that she remains in the underworld for ever, to the delight of everyone except Public Opinion. Created (...

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