Leonora


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Leonora

dressed as a man, elopes with Alvaro and takes refuge in a hermit’s cave. [Ital. Opera: La Forza del Destino in Osborne Opera]

Leonora

masks as Fidelio to save imprisoned husband. [Ger. Opera: Beethoven, Fidelio, Scholes, 352–353]

Leonora

with Alvaro, rejected as suitor by her father. [Ital. Opera: Verdi, La Forza del Destino, Westerman, 315–317]

Leonora

cursed by father; stabbed by brother. [Ital. Opera: Verdi, La Forza del Destino, Westerman, 316–317]
See: Fate
References in classic literature ?
I wonder if she still wears those enormous blue bows, and whether her husband calls her Charlotta or Leonora. I should love to have Charlotta at my wedding.
Of course, when we got married he had to say, `I take thee, Leonora,' and I declare to you, Miss Shirley, ma'am, I've had the most dreadful feeling ever since that it wasn't me he was talking to and I haven't been rightly married at all.
What did all this portend, and what portended the swift hoisting-up of Monsieur Gabelle behind a servant on horseback, and the conveying away of the said Gabelle (double-laden though the horse was), at a gallop, like a new version of the German ballad of Leonora?
"It is not true, then," said Claudia, "that thou wert going this morning to marry Leonora the daughter of the rich Balvastro?"
"Leonora," said Miss Lavish; her own name was Eleanor.
He looked as pale as the midnight dragoon who came to disturb Leonora. Pauline would have screamed, but that her cry would have called her masters, and discovered her friend.
Individually and together, Eva Scott Muse Fenyes, Leonora Curtin, and Leonora Curtin Paloheimo harnessed a particular alloy of sentiment and calculation, good intentions, and big money, which subtly altered the chemistry of landscape and culture in the American Southwest.
And in 1991 Nicholas's sister Leonora died of kidney tumours at the age of five.
In April, an article in the Guardian by barrister/writer turned teacher, Leonora Klein, provoked plenty of comment from Teachit's staffroom posters.
He is taking care of a beautiful young mad girl, Nancy Rufford, who paces back and forth in the next room as he is writing checks to pay the bills of her care and the expenses of the estate his friend and widow, Leonora, has sold to him.
"It will highlight concerns and issues related to the protection and conservation of the environment," said Canada-based organisers Crystal International chairwoman and president Mina Leonora.
Leonora Rustamova, 39, has been suspended for writing the Internet novel 'Stop!