Na zijn avances heeft de ijdele Riccardo klappen gekregen van zigeunerin Lisetta.
Are you alright?
I thought this was a love story.
It is! It is!
She nearly broke my neck!
No, no, that's her way of saying she likes you!
By killing me?
It's her gypsy blood! Don't you see those eyes?
Yes. They frighten me.
There is passion burning in them.
Too hot for me to handle.
Don't underestimate yourself. You're the most desired bachelor of Napoli!Riccardo takes a scared glance at Lisetta on the other side of the stage.
If I can get anyone, why would I torment myself for her?
Because tonight is your night, filled with insatiable desire. Don't you hear the Mediterranean?He secretly encourages the spectator with the ocean drum to start playing again. Riccardo looks up attentively, when he hears the sound of the waves.
And the crickets chirping their love songs?Krrr-krrr... Another spectator makes the ratched sound on the guiro. Riccardo gradually regains his confidence and the sparkle reappears in his eyes.
You're right. I feel irresistable.
She wants you. But she won't give in that easy.Bzzz-bzzz... The buzzing bow further thickens the sensually charged atmosphere.
Leave her some space. Be gentle.
Oh, I will be gentle alright!He is ready to launch a new seduction attempt and produces his mouth spray to morally fortify himself... but Valentino gently pushes his hand down.
You don't need all that. Keep it plain.He straightens Riccardos shoulders and softly pushes him forward.
Just... don't be yourself!