By Burton Fisher
Whole LIBRETTO of Mozart's the wedding OF FIGARO, that includes a brand new TRANSLATION, and tune spotlight examples.
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SUSANNA, COUNTESS: (What a head! ) FIGARO: Che stupor! FIGARO: (to the Count) Why wonder? ANTONIO: Chi? Voi stesso? ANTONIO: (to Figaro) Who? It was you? IL CONTE: Già creder nol posso. COUNT: I can not believe it. ANTONIO: Come mai diventaste sì grosso? Dopo il salto non foste così. ANTONIO: ( to Figaro) You’ve grown quite a bit since your fall? I would swear you were just half the size. FIGARO: A chi salta succede così. FIGARO: It happens that was to people who jump. ANTONIO: Chi’l direbbe. ANTONIO: Who would have thought it?
COUNT: (What can this mean? ) IL CONTE: Sei sola? COUNT: Are you alone? SUSANNA: Guardate, qui ascoso sarà. SUSANNA: Look inside and find what you can. IL CONTE: Guardiamo, qui ascoso sarà. COUNT: Let’s look, and find what we can. THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO Page 39 LA CONTESSA: Susanna, son morta, il fiato mi manca. COUNTESS: Susanna, I tremble and I am faint. SUSANNA: Più lieta, più franca, in salvo è di già. SUSANNA: (pointing to the window) Be more cheerful, the boy is safe. The Count emerges from the closet.
SUSANNA: Here it is. All exit except the Count and Countess. IL CONTE: Temerari. COUNT: This is shameless.