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Le nozze di Figaro, K492

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Another woman spurned: the wife of the priapic Count who is attempting to exercise his ‘droit de seigneur’ over Figaro’s fiancée, Susanna. There is no rage in the Countess’s bewilderment but rather the resignation, mingled with desperation, of a woman of the world whose dignity and self-possession hang by a slender thread. They are ambivalently reaffirmed by the opera’s climax, when the Count is forced to kneel and seek forgiveness from his wife in front of his household, in a scene of profound, socially charged pathos. In the meanwhile, the supplicatory note of the Countess’s pleas for the restoration of domestic harmony is intensified by Mozart’s recycling, for Dove sono, of the Agnus Dei from his ‘Coronation’ Mass, written in 1779, five years before Figaro.

from notes by Peter Quantrill © 2010


Mozart: Opera Arias & Overtures
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LCO Live - Mozart, Beethoven & Rossini
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Hommage à trois
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Mozart: The A-Z of Mozart Opera
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Surrender - Voices of Persephone
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Act 1: Overture
Track 1 on CKD460 [4'12] Download only 15 June 2015 Release
Act 3: E Susanna non vien! … Dove sono
Track 11 on SIGCD419 [6'17] Download only
Act 4. Recitative & Aria: Giunse alfin – Deh vieni non tardar
Track 2 on CKD460 [4'45] Download only 15 June 2015 Release
Aria: Dove sono
Track 7 on SIGCD201 [5'28] Download only
Aria: Hai già vinta la causa!
Track 3 on CKD428 [4'54] Download only
Aria: Porgi amor
Track 5 on SIGCD201 [3'50] Download only
Cavatina: Se vuol ballare, signor Contino
Track 11 on SIGCD373 [3'12] Download only
Duet: Crudel! perché finora
Track 2 on CKD428 [2'36] Download only
Recitative: E Susanna non vien!
Track 6 on SIGCD201 [1'47] Download only

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