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Barbarina


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(Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro). Sop. Niece of the gardener Antonio and cousin of Susanna. In love with Cherubino. Responsible for delivering a note, supposedly arranging an assignation with Susanna, to Count Almaviva. Aria: L'ho perduta, me meschina! (‘I have lost it, unhappy me!’). A role in which many sopranos have first made their mark. Created (1786) by Anna Gottlieb (aged 12!).

Subjects: Opera.


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