“Barber of Seville” plot briefly reminiscent of Beaumarchais’s work will recall the main events of the work.
“The barber of Seville” the summary
The play begins with the young Count Almaviva waiting under the windows of his beloved’s house until the young noble young lady looks out the window. He is dressed in a bachelor’s suit to conceal his aristocratic affiliation. The Count is tired of worldly life full of dirt and deceit. Almava dreams of the true and pure love he saw in a beautiful young girl.
Rosina lives under the strict supervision of her old guardian, who holds her locked up. Dr. Bartolo (his name is) dreams of marrying his ward to get her fortune. That is why he does not release it anywhere. Suddenly, an old familiar Count – Figaro appears on the street. Recognizing the young man graph, he promises to keep the secret of his cover. Figaro decides to tell his friend his story. At the beginning of his career he worked as a veterinarian, but soon lost that position. It is all the fault of Figaro’s notorious and not-so-popular popularity as a literary author whose works have become well-known songs throughout the country. However, despite his fame, Figaro cannot cope with the competition, and is forced to go to stray hairdressers.
This surprisingly cheerful, witty man is able to philosophically relate to life, perceiving with irony all the hardships and vexations of his destiny. The surrounding feel the power of its charm and charisma, which are achieved through endless optimism. Together with the Count, they develop a plan to release Rosina from prison. She also loves the Count and wants to be around him. By the way, Figaro had a great opportunity to visit Bartolo’s house. He was allowed to do so as a hairdresser and a doctor. The plan was for the Count to pretend to be a drunken soldier assigned to a post at Guardian Rosina’s home. Figaro at this time will have to divert the servant with simple medical techniques.
The window opens and a lovely Rosina appears with her guardian. Suddenly, the girl misses a sheet of notes, which included a note for the mysterious fan. In it, she asks the young boy to reveal his identity. Dr. Bartolo hurries to pick up the piece, but the count is ahead of him. He then performs a serenade in which he calls himself Lindoro, a man of no rank and title, an unknown bachelor. And yet the old man suspected the bad. He was sure that the sheet of notes had fallen out of the window by chance, which means that Rosina was in secret collusion with a stranger.
The next day, Rosina is bored in her room, figuring out a way to send Lindor a message. Meanwhile, Figaro took care of the household: one blew his leg, another prescribed a sleeping pill, and a third a sneeze. He picks up Rosina’s letter and overhears the conversation of old Bartolo with Basil, the music teacher of his ward. Basil told the doctor that Rosin was in love with the young Earl of Almaviva, and that he corresponded with her.
Bartolo is horrified by what he has heard and intends to marry Rosina the next day. He is about to blacken the count in the eyes of the pupil. Basil says goodbye to the doctor. Bartolo rushes to the girl to find out the content of her conversation with Figaro. At the same moment, the Count, dressed as a trooper and pretending to be drunk, declares himself in the old man’s house. The main thing for him now is to introduce himself to Rosina and send her a letter. Bartolo immediately recognized the intrigue and joined the “soldier” in the altercation. Thanks to this graph was able to deliver a message to Rosina. The doctor forces the guest to leave the house, proving that he is relieved of his post.
The graph decides to try his luck again. He disguises himself as a bachelor’s suit and presents himself as a student of Basil. He cannot come alone because of his poor well-being. The Count hoped he would meet Rosina under the guise of a music teacher. Yet to deceive the old man was not easy. Bartolo wants to see for himself the health of his friend, but the count holds him by calling the name Almaviva. To enter Bartolo’s trust, the imaginary bachelor informs him of Rosina’s note found to the count. He also advises the old man to use this letter to persuade Rosina to marry a guardian. It will be possible to tell her that a note was handed to a student by a woman, and then, in despair, Rosina would agree to a wedding with Bartolo. The doctor found this plan great and fully trusted the imaginary student.
Bartolo introduces the pupil to an imaginary student of Basil, and they teach a singing lesson. Both enjoy a beautiful performance in Rosina’s face. The lovers want to be alone, and finally, they are waiting for the arrival of Figaro, who successfully draws the doctor’s attention to himself. The old man berates Figaro for crippling his servant. According to Bartolo, he better pay him back the debt and pay the interest. But Figaro would rather agree to be Bartolo’s eternal debtor. The old man declares that he will not give in to this dispute. Figaro claims that he has long since conceded to him. And in general, he is here to shave the doctor, not to swear with him.
Bartolo decides to shave in the room of his ward, and send a hairdresser to the device. All this was only at the hands of the conspirators. The Count agrees to meet with Rosina, but does not have time to talk about the old message he gave to the guardian.
Suddenly, Basil appears, and lovers do not know how to get out of their predicament. The count bribes the music teacher, and he, referring to the disease, leaves. At the end of the lesson, the Count whispers to his beloved’s ear about his disguise. But here’s the bad thing – Bartolo overheard their conversation. Rosina swears that she will marry anyone who will save her from the keen attention of the jealous old man.
Then Bartolo goes to the same trick that the Count offered him when he tried to achieve his location. Rosina believes in slandering the doctor after he shows her a letter to the count. The girl agrees to marry her guardian immediately. Meanwhile, Bartolo is preparing an ambush count near the house where he is about to be caught as a robber. And yet when the lover manages to talk, the count reveals to Rosina the whole truth about himself, explaining the essence of the misunderstanding. The girl regrets that she dared to doubt. The Count promises to teach the old man. When Bartolo appears, it turns out that the marriage between Rosina and Lindoro has already been concluded. No protests from the old man against this were already valid. Figaro, observing all this, concludes that if youth and love decide to deceive the old man, all his attempts to thwart will be only a futile warning.