by Ken Jakobs

The Marriage of Figaro

by W. A. Mozart

"Let all be forgiven. Let all hearts proclaim the healing power of love!"

Mozart's magnificent opera is rich with humanity, humor, and stratagems. Every subtle nuance can be enjoyed in this dramatic and witty English performing translation!


Act II, #10, Countess: "Porgi amor..."

"God above, hear my prayer.

Ease my pain and grant me peace.

Oh, return the love I've cherished,

or give my aching heart release.

Oh, please let this torment cease!

Tell me why his love has faded.

Let me know in what way I

can win back the man I married.

God of love, heed my cry.

If my love is lost forever,

then take pity and let me die."