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A forza di martelli - No. 5 (original libretto lost, trans. from German)
from Act I of the Italian opera La Finta Giardiniera by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto: Ranieri Calzabigi

Role: Roberto, servant of Violante, disguised as her brother Nardo, in love with Serpetta
Voice Part: baritone       Fach: lyric baritone
Setting: the garden of Don Anchises
Synopsis: Roberto believes that he is in the worst situation possible. He is attempting to win Serpetta, but it seems to him that sculpting marble or forging iron is less difficult than taming a woman. He wonders why men are such fools to even try.
Range: Tessitura:
D3 - E4G3 - D4
Translations/Aria Texts:
Sheet Music/Scores:
Anthology of Italian Opera - Baritone. Published by Ricordi. Available at and
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