Wednesday 24 August 2011
Tune of the Day: Voi, che sapete
from Mozart's “The Marriage of Figaro”, arranged for two flutes
“Voi, che sapete che cosa è amor” (“You ladies who know what love is, is it what I'm suffering from?”) is one of the most popular arias from Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro. It is performed by Cherubino, Count Almaviva's young page, who is about to be sent off to the army because the Count finds him a nuisance. When Cherubino appears before the Countess and her maid Susanna in Act II to tell them his fate, this aria is sung at the request of Susanna for a love song.