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Ho la testa o e andata via

Opera details:

Opera title:

Il Signor Bruschino


Giaochino Rossini




Il Signor Bruschino Synopsis


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Trio details:




Bruschino sr / Sofia / Gaudenzio


Bass / Soprano / Bass



Previous scene: Qui conviene finiria
Next scene: Va tutto ben ma io sono

Gioachino Rossini - Il signor Bruschino - "Ho la testa e andata via" (Claudio Desderi)

Singer(s): Kathleen Battle Claudio Desderi

We continue the collection with a quasi-mad scene for the title hero of "Il signor Bruschino".

As in many similar pieces, the aria is multi-sectioned and never truly becomes one of the set-piece arias. It's more of a scene with several ariosos for Bruschino, rather than an aria in the mold of Sofia's cantabile. It is a natural continuation of the previous recitative as all try to make Bruschino accept the false son, which he doesn't want to do. Finally, Filiberto, the innkeeper of the hotel where the real son is being kept because of his debts comes in to receive another part of the payment (the first part was given to him by Fioriville). Bruschino runs to him as proof of the real son's existance, but Filiberto, when asked, names Fioriville as the son which causes Bruschino to really lose track of reality and enter a total state of unearthliness (hence the mad scene). This is depicted in a stately "prayer" to the gods to let him life in piece. The whole piece is filled with vitality and verve.

Here is the cast of the scene with their respective roles:

Gaudenzio - Samuel Ramey,
Sofia - Kathleen Battle,
Bruschino padre - Claudio Desderi,
Delegato - Octavio Arevalo,
Filiberto - Michele Pertusi,
Florville - Frank Lopardo.

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