(Rossini: La gazza ladra). Ten. Son of Lucia and Fabrizio, a rich farmer. He has been away fighting in the wars. On his return he falls in love with Ninetta, the family maid, daughter of a soldier. His father is delighted but his mother disapproves and accuses Ninetta of stealing the missing family silver. She is arrested, tried, and found guilty. Another of the servants finds the missing items in the nest of the pet magpie. Created (1817) by Savino Monelli.