from Act I, Scene 1 of the Italian opera La Cenerentola
by Gioacchino Rossini
Libretto: Jacopo Ferretti
Role: Don Magnifico
, baron of Monte Fiascone, father of Clorinda and Tisbe
Voice Part: bass Fach: buffo bass
Setting: The mansion of Don Magnifico
Synopsis: After being awakened by his children, Don Magnifico curses them and then goes on to tell them all about the dream he had in which he was turned into a donkey. He then goes on to interpret his dream, finishing with the idea that the dream predicts the family's rise to royalty.