L'inganno felice

Composer: Rossini Gioachino

Arias (sheet music for voice and piano):

Batone (Bass)

Taci la notte amicaUna voce m'ha colpito

Bertrando (Tenor)

Quel tenero diletto

Isabella (Soprano)

Se pietade inseno avete

Ormondo (Bass)

Tu mi conosci

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OvertureCosa dite il nostra Duca (Tarabotto)Perche dal tuo seno (Isabella)Si gli e vero e il Duce (Tarabotto, Isabella)Ebbene che nascondi (Tarabotto, Isabella)Quel tenero diletto. BertrandoEbben che tenta (Bertrando, Ormondo, Batone)Una voce m'ha colpito. BatoneEgli resto indeciso (Isabella, Tarabotto)Cieli che miro (Bertrando, Tarabotto, Isabella)No no morta e Isabella (Tarabotto, Bertrando, Ormondo)Tu mi conosci. OrmondoO paghera tua vita (Tarabotto, Batone)Va taluno mormorando (Batone, Tarabotto)E deciso costoro in gran (Tarabotto, Isabella)Al piu dolce e caro (Isabella)Son fuor di me (Bertrando, Ormondo, Tarabotto)Tacita notte oscura (Batone)Perche con queste spoglie (Isabella, Ormondo, Tarabotto, Bertrando, Batone)
L'inganno felice (The Fortunate Deception) is an opera in one act by Gioachino Rossini with a libretto by Giuseppe Maria Foppa.
Rossini called his opera a farsa, although as Richard Osborne explains: "Its designation as a farsa is misleading in the light of its semiseria status as a romantic melodrama with buffo elements." The work has much in common with French Revolutionary operas such as Cherubini's Les deux journées.
It was first performed at the Teatro San Moisè, Venice on 8 January 1812 and was an instant success.
By the end of the 1810s it had been heard in theatres throughout Italy as well as in Paris and London. Following this triumph, Rossini was commissioned to write three more operas by the manager of the Teatro San Moisè.
L'inganno felice was performed at La Fenice in Venice in September 2014.
Before the action begins, the villainous Ormondo was in love with Isabella, who was happily married to Duke Bertrando, but, when she rejected his advances, Ormondo spread vicious rumours about her reputation and bribed Batone into casting her adrift in a boat on the sea. However, she was rescued by a local miner, Tarabotto, who then disguised her as his niece, Nisa.
The opera begins ten years after her rescue. Duke Bertrando is due to visit the mines. Isabella, who is still in love with her husband, finally reveals her true identity to Tarabotto who promises to help her. The duke arrives with Ormondo and Batone. The duke is still in love with his wife even though he believes the rumours that she had been unfaithful to him. Batone catches sight of "Nisa" and realises she is Isabella in disguise. He plots with Ormondo to abduct her that night, but Tarabotto overhears their plan. Before they can kidnap Isabella, the two villains are unmasked and "Nisa"'s true story is revealed when she shows everyone her duchess' clothes and a portrait of the duke she has kept with her. Bertrando and Isabella are reunited.