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Opera in four acts
Music by Mozart
Libretto by LORENZO DA PONTE after Beaumarchais
Sung in Italian on gramophone records
PHILHARMONIA CHORUS AND ORCHESTRA
Conducted by CARLO MARIA GIULlNI
The action takes place in Count Almaviva's castle near Seville
Count Almaviva. attracted by his wife's maid Susanna, tries to hold up her marriage to Figaro. The young couple, aided and abetted by the Countess and by the amorous page-boy Cherubino. plot a series of intrigues to foil his plans. They eventually succeed in putting him to shame. when he finds himself trying to seduce his own wife. disguised as Susanna, and the marriage of Figaro can at last take place.
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