Studi Classici e Orientali (SCO), Studi Classici e Orientali LXV - Tomo 2 - Anno 2019

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Susanna e la Contessa

Fabrizio Della Seta

Abstract


Susanna and the CountessThe article examines the arias of the two main female characters of Mozart’sLe nozze di Figaro, starting from the data offered by the sketches,revisions in the autograph score, discarded versions and replacing arias.The musical analysis provides hints for dramatic considerations: contraryto the prevailing opinion, the relationship between the two womenis not only one of solidarity and “sisterhood”, but also, in a latent butnoticeable way, of tension, in which the difference in class and agecomes into play, as does sexual rivalry.

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Studi Classici e Orientali - Dipartimenti di Filologia, letteratura e linguistica e di Civiltà e forme del sapere dell'Università di Pisa - ISSN: 0081-6124