I'll break his fingers, if he lays his hands on me
La Zingaretta


Text excerpt in English from the adapted opera La Zingaretta by Leonardo Leo. The gypsy girl Lisetta is about to sing her aria, when she meets her intended lover for the first time: the self-centred Riccardo, who bursts in at the wrong moment and climbs onto the table.

She nearly broke my neck!
La Zingaretta


Text excerpt in English from the adapted opera La Zingaretta by Leonardo Leo. After making a pass at Lisetta, the vain Riccardo is beaten up by the gypsy girl.

You treat me like some sort of maid.
The Servant Wife


Text excerpt in English to replace the recitative In somma delle somme from Pergolesi's opera The Servant Wife. Uberto has waited all morning for his hot chocolate, but his servant maid drinks it ostentatiously in front of him

Apparently, there is someone else...
The Servant Wife


Text excerpt in English to replace the recitative Or che fatto ti sei dalla mia parte from the opera The Servant Wife. Servant maid Serpina wants her colleague Vespone to pretend to be her lover in order to make her master Uberto jealous.

That man is a maniac.
The Servant Wife


Text excerpt in English to replace the recitative Ah! Quanto mi sa male from Pergolesi's opera The Servant Wife. Uberto is seriously worried, when he meets the apparent lover of his servant maid Serpina, who in reality is her colleague Vespone.

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