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

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We are still in Rosine's rooms. Bartholo is alone, trying to understand why Rosine has refused to have any more lessons from Bazile.

The Count knocks and comes in wearing another disguise. This time he is pretending to be Alonzo, a student of Bazile. He tells Bartholo that Bazile is ill, and that he is here to teach Rosine singing in his place. Bartholo is immediately suspicious, and becomes even more so when "Alonzo" tells him that Bazile gave him a message to pass on. When Bartholo tells "Alonzo" to speak loudly because he's deaf in one ear, "Alonzo" shouts his news: that Bazile discovered that Count Almaviva was in town; that Rosine had written to him; and that Bazile got his hands on the letter and given it to "Alonzo" to give to Bartholo. When Bartholo...

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