The Barber of Seville - Act 1, Part 3 Summary & Analysis

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Act 1, Part 3 Summary

Figaro reassures the Count that everything is going to be all right, saying, "difficulties only add spice to the undertaking." He also tells the Count that Bazile is Rosine's music teacher, self-absorbed and greedy.

Rosine appears at her window. Figaro reminds the Count that the letter asked him to sing. The Count resolves to keep his real identity a secret, and then wonders what to sing. Figaro lends him his guitar, telling him to sing anything that comes into his mind, because love will make it sound sweet no matter what.

The Count strolls under Rosine's window, playing the guitar and singing. Figaro encourages him, and then after a while, Rosine sings along with him, just before she closes her window. The Count romantically comments on her attractiveness, which makes Figaro comment sarcastically on her cleverness. The Count vows to marry her, implying...

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