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from Act II, Scene 1 of the English opera The Consul by Gian-Carlo Menotti
Libretto: Gian-Carlo Menotti

Role: The Mother, mother of John Sorel
Voice Part: contralto       Fach: contralto
Setting: Home of John Sorel, a totalitarian European country after World War II
Synopsis: As her grandchild lies sick in the cradle, the Mother sings a melancholy lullaby, singing that the baby should sleep for her because sleep for the old is too close to death.
Range: Tessitura:
F3 - D#/Eb5B3 - D#/Eb5
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