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From Le Nozze di Figaro, K. 492, Act II, Scene 3
Voice / Vocal Fach Soprano/ Soubrette
Original key G Major
Language Italian
Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1756 – 1791
Poet Lorenzo Da Ponte 1749 – 1838
Range Venite, inginocchiatevi!

Venite, inginocchiatevi!, a setting by Lorenzo Da Ponte , was composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in 1786 (G Major) and premiered the same year. This aria is part of Act II of the opera, Le Nozze di Figaro.

Mozart collaborated with Lorenzo da Ponte for the first time in 1986 with Le Nozze di Figaro after Da Ponte quarreled with his previous collaborator, Antonio Salieri, imperial court composer. If their opera, premiered in Vienna had little success due to the efforts of the anti-Mozart Italian clique (we are at the heat of the antagonism between Italian musicians and poets living in Vienna), it met huge success in Prague and became a reference of opera buffa in Europe. Mozart admired Beaumarchais’ work and this opera, a few years before the French Revolution, through comedy, underlines the tensions, injustices and cruelties of the old societal Regime.

The first scene of act I opens on Figaro, preparing his future marital room for him and his beloved, Suzanna. Suzanna does not want to accept this specific room as it is too close from the room of the count, their master. She worries it will make it easier for the count to court her and get his ways. Figaro, furious to learn what his master is about, swears to get revenge.
Bartholo and Marceline enter. Marceline is trying to convince Bartholo of forcing Figaro to honor an old promise: marrying her. He accepts to help her as he wants revenge on Figaro.

In another scene, Cherubino enters and tells Suzanna the count surprised him and Barbarina alone and asked him to leave for good. He steals a ribbon of the countess, his godmother, that Suzanna, her maid, had in her possession. The count appears to court Suzanna and Cherubino only has time to hide under a chair. As Basilio comes in, the count must also hide and he hides behind the same chair as Cherubino, forcing Cherubino to hide on the chair that Suzanna covers with a dress. As Basilio starts gossiping, the count, furiously, reveals his presence, then discovers the hidden Cherubino. Furious, he bans him again and Cherubino is saved by the arrival of Figaro and a crowd of peasants who have come to thank their master for having abolished the ‘Droit du Seigneur” on their land (the “right of the first night”). Figaro asks the count for a blessing to bring the future spouses happiness. The count delays it and accepts to forgive Cherubino on the condition he leaves immediately for the army. Figaro asks to speak to Cherubino before he leaves.

Act II opens on the countess expressing how much she suffers of her husband’s infidelity. Suzanna enters with Cherubino who starts singing a senerade to the countess he has composed especially for her. The two women decide to disguise him as a woman so he can attend the wedding without being recognized. Once dressed up, Susanna checks out his outfit and comments on his looks, in her aria: Venite, inginocchiatevi!

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