from Act I of the Italian opera Le Nozze di Figaro
by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto: Lorenzo da Ponte
, valet to the Count of Almaviva, betrothed to Susanna
Voice Part: bass-baritone Fach: bass-baritone
Setting: Seville, a room in Count Almaviva's castle
Synopsis: Angry at the Count for reclaiming the right to sleep with his servant on the night of her marriage in order to sleep with Susanna, Figaro decides that he will pretend that he is obedient to the Count's wishes while, in reality, he is planning to work against the Count.