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The music, the lights, the scene; the fat soprano confiding to her the fact of the "amour extrême" she bears for the tenor, to which she, the _dugazon_, does not even try to listen; her eyes wandering listlessly over the audience.
As well think of the simulated trees, water-falls, and chateaux leaving the stage, as the _dugazon_!
Not that she ever was a _dugazon_, but that was what her voice once aspired to be: a _dugazon manquée_ would better describe her.
Yes, it was she, the whilom _dugazon_ of the opera troupe.
In Italian lyric theatres, _pointage_ becomes necessary in many French operas, owing to the prevalent custom of allotting to contraltos certain rôles written for soprano and known as "dugazon rôles" (from