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Opening Night.Covent Garden Grand Opera Season.

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(" Le Xozze di Figaro '').
Act II. of the Opera.
Relayed from The Royal Opera
House, Covent Garden.
The Act begins with the famous
Boudoir Scene. The Countess (Soprano) sings a little cavatina in praise of love. Then she and her Maid, Suzanna (Soprano), discuss the Count's attentions to the Maid. Cherubino (Soprano), the Countess's love-sick Page, overhears, and a merry scene follows, at the end of which Cherubino serenades the Countess in one of Mozart's love'iest airs. Suzanna begins to dress the lad in her clothes, so that he may go to meet the amorous Count in her stead. The Count (Baritone) returns unexpectedly, and there is a stormy scene in which concealments, escapes and the rest contribute to the general confusion; the Act closes with a great septet in which Figaro (Bass). Basilio (Tenor), and the Music Master, Dr. Bartolo (Bass), and his Housekeeper, Marcellina, join Suzanna and the Count and Countess.

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