Wednesday 8 February 2012
Tune of the Day: Via resti servita
from Mozart's “The Marriage of Figaro”, arranged for two flutes
In the middle of Act I of Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro, Marcellina and Susanna share this brilliant exchange of very politely delivered sarcastic insults. In the end, Susanna triumphs by congratulating Marcellina on her impressive age, and the older woman departs in a fury.