from Act I of the Italian opera Le Nozze di Figaro
by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto: Lorenzo da Ponte
Role: Doctor Bartolo
, guardian of the Countess before her marriage
Voice Part: bass Fach: lyric bass
Setting: A room in Count Almaviva's castle
Synopsis: Dr. Bartolo does not like Figaro because he prevented him from marrying the current Countess of Almaviva, who was Dr. Bartolo's ward at the time. He describes the sweetness of revenge that he will achieve.