The Barber of Seville - Act 2, Part 1 Summary & Analysis

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Act 2, Part 1 Summary

This scene takes place in Rosine's room in Bartholo's house. The servants are all either unwell or busy, meaning that Rosine is alone at last and free to do as she pleases. She writes a love letter to "Lindor," wondering how she will be able to get it to him. She hopes it becomes possible to speak with Figaro, whom she describes as a "good fellow," and wonders whether he could pass the letter on.

She is surprised when Figaro suddenly comes in, but she is soon able to ask him to tell her about the young man with whom he was talking on the street. Figaro describes him as a poor relative who might have done well if he had not had to leave Madrid so quickly. Rosine protests that she is sure he will soon make a good name...

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