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1 (Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro). The Almavivas’ gardener, father of Barbarina and uncle of Susanna. He sees Cherubino escape from the Countess's bedroom by jumping through the window. Created (1786) by Francesco Bussani (who also created Bartolo; his wife created Cherubino).

2 (Donizetti: Linda di Chamounix). Bar. A poor tenant farmer, husband of Maddalena and father of Linda. He follows his daughter to Paris where he thinks (wrongly) that she is living as the mistress of Carlo. However she returns to the family home and Carlo follows her and they are married. Created (1842) by Felice Varesi.

Subjects: Opera.

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