from Act III of the Italian opera Le Nozze di Figaro
by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto: Lorenzo da Ponte
Role: Count Almaviva
, the lord of the estate
Voice Part: baritone Fach: lyric baritone
Setting: the Count's castle in the evening
Synopsis: Count Almaviva believes Susanna will be meeting him in his gardens on the night of her marriage to Figaro, which he also may be able to prevent through legal means. He overhears the two lovers talking confidently about defeating the Count's legal challenge and becomes incensed.