Thursday 20 December 2012
Tune of the Day: Non so più cosa son
from Mozart's “The Marriage of Figaro”, arranged for two flutes
The aria “Non so piu cosa son, cosa faccio” (“I don't know anymore what I am, what I do”) is sung in Act I of Mozart's famous opera Le nozze di Figaro by Cherubino, the Count's young male page. In the aria, Cherubino confesses his blossoming interest in all things feminine and particularly for his “beautiful godmother”, the Countess. This aria is an example of an aria agitata: an aria sung in a breathless manner which tended to signify “virtue in distress”.