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Le Nozze Di Figaro: Noble Class, Jealous

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Le Nozze di Figaro is a timeless piece of work by W.A. Mozart that exemplifies the morals and boundaries for individuals in the time Mozart wrote it. This specific opera buffa explored three different themes—Noble Class vs. Servant Class, Jealousy vs. Love, and Vengeance vs. Forgiveness. While there are four different couples that show each of these themes throughout the show, there is one specific pairing that seemed to stand out among the others. Count Almaviva and his spouse, the Countess Rosina Almaviva demonstrated every part of these themes, with the exception of the servant class. In Wednesday night’s showing, not only did the characters themselves support these themes, but all the attributes such as the set, music and costumes contributed to the…show more content…
The Noble Class vs. The Servant Class is a given—they are the ones who are ordering their servants around and plotting with them, the set is their castle, and the plot is centered around them and their two servants. In Acts II through IV, you see the theme of Jealousy vs. Love in many ways. The Count gets jealous when its suspected that his wife is cheating on him; the Countess becomes burdened with the loss of her love, and desperately wants to have him back—this can only be viewed as true love. Last but not least, Vengeance vs. Forgiveness is a theme that is demonstrated from one time to another. A form of vengeance is shown by the Countess towards the Count in Act III when she is so furious with the affair that she arranges to catch him in his ways. The biggest scene that shows forgiveness is when the Countess catches her husband in the garden with Susanna as planned. When the Count sees the error of his ways, and finds that he in fact does still love his wife, he asks the Countess for forgiveness. He asks in a way that shows he is truly ashamed of his actions. After all that has happened, the forgives him and all is well
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