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From Il barbiere di Siviglia, Act II, Scene 6
Voice / Vocal Fach Soprano/ Mezzo
Original key A Major
Language Italian
Composer Gioachino Rossini 1792 – 1868
Poet Cesare Sterbini 1784 – 1831
Range Il vecchiotto cerca moglie

Il vecchiotto cerca moglie, a setting by Cesare Sterbini, was composed by Gioachino Rossini in 1816 (A Major) and premiered the same year. This aria takes place in act II of his opera, Il barbiere di Siviglia.

In 1816, year where Il barbiere di Siviglia, ossia L’inutile precauzione is premiered, Rossini, aged 24 years old has entered a period of incredible productivity and creativity. Between 1815 and 1823, he will produce no less than twenty different operas! Il barbiere di Siviglia is based on the first part of the tryptic written by the French writer, Beaumarchais, Le Barbier de Séville. The second part of the trilogy, Le Marriage de Figaro had been successfully adapted to opera by Mozart, with Le Nozze di Figaro, three decades earlier. The opera is famous for having been written in an unbelievably brief period of time, Rossini stating he had composed it in eleven days, scholars agreeing on a period of two to three weeks.

Act I opens on the Count Almaviva disguised as Lindoro a poor student in love with Rosina, serenating at her window. Rosina is closely watched over by Bartolo, an old man, who intends to marry her once she is old enough. Figaro approaches and the Count asks for his assistance in helping him reach Rosina. Figaro advises him to disguise himself as a soldier to be housed at Bartolo’s house. In the meantime, Rosina is dreaming of Lindoro, from whom she has just received a letter, while Bartolo and Basilio plot against the count. Figaro and Rosina, discreetly meet and exchange letters (Rosina has written to Lindoro).
The count disguised as a drunken soldier arrives and asks to be quartered. Bartolo explains he has an official exemption but the count pretends to be too drunk to understand. They quarrel loudly, awakening the whole neighborhood. As an officer arrives, Bartolo asks him to arrest the soldier. The count Almaviva reveals his true identity and all are mystified.

Act II opens on the count Almaviva disguised as a singing tutor coming to replace Rosina’s singing teacher, Basilio. Initially, Bartolo is suspicious but he accepts, in the end, to let him in and asks to be shaved in the music room so he can observe the music lesson. However, Basilio appears and Almaviva brides him to have him leave again. However, as soon as Bartolo hears the lovers conspiring, he throws everyone out. He decides to marry Rosina that same evening and convinces her, that the Lindoro she loves is only a servant of the count. Feeling betrayed, Rosina accepts to marry Bartolo. Berta, the housekeeper of Bartolo, confused by all these events, wonders why people in love act so madly and regrets being too old for love in her aria: Il vecchiotto cerca moglie.

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