La finta giardiniera. The Pretended Gardener. Opera buffa 13 January ; Libretto · Die Gärtnerin aus Liebe (deutsche Fassung); also at Libretti Homepage . La finta giardiniera – La finta giard. The rather awkward libretto attributed to Giuseppe Petrosselini is all comings and goings and. discovering his youthful masterpiece, La finta giardiniera, tonight for the . Authorship of that libretto remains uncertain—in keeping with Finta’s.
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The rather awkward libretto attributed to Giuseppe Petrosselini is all comings and goings and light-hearted gallantry, true false lies and dual identities.
The work also gives us a look at the humanity and humour the composer brings to his characters, which he will continue to do in his masterpieces to come. In a Singspiel version with dialogue spoken in German was staged several times, notably in Salzburg.
In the original Munich score, long considered lost, was rediscovered, returning its full opera buffa flavour to the work. On a crazy day as a wind of folly blows, in a garden, great confusion reigns among several couples looking for love.
Among all the protagonists, the misunderstandings and unlikely situations come one after another; each of them resorts to seduction, tantrums, reproaches and deceit. As night falls, so will the masks, and the misunderstandings will fall away as three marriages are celebrated.
When Sandrina learns from Arminda herself of her upcoming marriage giardinierz the count, she faints. Coming to her aid, Belfiore recognises Violante who denies fiercely that she is the marchioness.
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Don Anchise, Arminda, Ramiro and Serpetta are all being devoured by intense jealousy. As he is about to admit his crime, Belfiore is saved in extremis by Sandrina, who reveals that she is the marchioness before once again denying it to the disoriented count.
Out of jealousy, Arminda has Sandrina abandoned in the nearby forest. Sandrina, terrified, takes shelter in a cave, while Don Anchise, Belfiore, Serpetta and Nardo search for her. In the darkness, she thinks she has grabbed on to the object of her desire. It all comes to an end to the stupefaction of all when Sandrina and Belfiore go momentarily insane.
Asleep in a garden, Sandrina and Belfiore wake up and recognise one another. Nardo reveals to everyone that Sandrina is none other than Violante, and that she is going to marry Belfiore.
Arminda then resigns herself to marrying Ramiro, and Serpetta is betrothed to Nardo.
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Connect Connect to your account. Community All comments Contributor list Columnist list. Summary On a crazy day as a wind of folly blows, in giardoniera garden, great confusion reigns among several couples looking for love. Act 2 As he is about to admit his crime, Belfiore is saved in extremis by Sandrina, who reveals that she is the marchioness before once again denying it to the disoriented count.