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Mark Douet

Garsington Opera

The Marriage of Figaro – 'Contessa perdono'

The Count (Duncan Rock) asks the Countess (Kirsten MacKinnon) forgiveness for trying to seduce Susanna

Extracts | Mozart

Ashamed and remorseful, the Count (Duncan Rock) asks the Countess  (Kirsten MacKinnon) forgiveness  for trying to seduce Susanna ("Contessa perdono!" – "Countess, forgive me!"). The Countess, more kind than he ("Più docile io sono" – "I am more mild"), forgives her husband and all are contented. The opera ends in universal celebration.

 

COUNT: Countess forgive me!
COUNTESS: I am more tender-hearted, I do forgive you. 
ALL: Thus happiness is assured. Only love can end this crazy day in happiness and joy!

Count and Countess of Almaviva – LE NOZZE DI FIGARO Act 4

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