An opera describing the agony of a father obliged to witness
the prostitution of his own child. The libretto is borrowed from the
drama called Le Roi s'Amuse, by Victor Hugo; the music is by
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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