La finta semplice

The Pretended Simpleton

opera buffa in three acts

Dramatis Personæ

Fracasso, a Hungarian captain lodging with Cassandro (tenor)
Rosina, his sister, a baroness (soprano)
Cassandro, a tyrannical misogynist (bass)
Polidoro, his timid brother (tenor)
Giacinta, their sister, evidently no longer young (mezzo-soprano)
Simone, Fracasso's orderly, in love with Ninetta (bass)
Ninetta, Giacinta's maid (soprano)

Setting: Cassandro's estate near Cremona; mid-18th century

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