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Mark Douet

Garsington Opera

Le Nozze di Figaro – Contessa perdono

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

Extracts

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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