Largo al factotum (Fígaro)

Largo al factotum is the cavatina sung by Figaro in the first act of Il Barbiere di Siviglia, the opera bufa by Gioacchino Rossini (1792-1868) with libretto by Cesare Sterbini and based on Le barbier de Séville by Beaumarchais. Its premiere took place in Rome, at the Teatro di Torre Argentina on February 20th, 1816, and after more than 200 years it still represents the zenith of Italian comic opera.

Why have we chosen it?

Because the quarantine forced to close the hairdressers and each one looks for a solution in its own way. That's why we thought it was funny to talk about the consequences that this brings to us.

Largo al factotum della città.
Presto a bottega che l'alba è già.
Ah, che bel vivere, che bel piacere
per un barbiere di qualità! di qualità!

Tutti mi chiedono, tutti mi vogliono,
donne, ragazzi, vecchi, fanciulle:
Qua la parrucca... Presto la barba...
Qua la sanguigna...
Presto il biglietto...
Tutti mi chiedono, tutti mi vogliono,
Qua la parrucca, presto la barba,
Presto il biglietto, ehi!

Figaro! Figaro! Figaro!
Ahimè, che furia!
Ahimè, che folla!
Uno alla volta, per carità!
Figaro! Son qua.
Ehi, Figaro! Son qua.
Figaro qua, Figaro là,
Figaro su, Figaro giù.

Ah, bravo Figaro!
Bravo, bravissimo!
Fortunatissimo per verità!

Pronto prontissimo son come il fulmine:
sono il factotum della città.

Make way for the city's factotum,
who rushes to his cellar, because it's already dawn.
Ah, what a pleasant life, what a fine pleasure
for a quality barber!

Everyone is looking for me, everyone needs me,
women, boys, elders, maidens:
Here's the wig... the beard is ready...
Here is the bleeding...
Soon the ticket...
Everyone wants me, everyone needs me,
Here is the wig, the beard is ready,
Soon the ticket, hey!

Figaro! Figaro! Figaro!
My, what a fury!
My, what a mob!
One at a time, please!
Figaro! I am here
Hey, Figaro! I'm here
Figaro here, Figaro there
Figaro up, Figaro down

Ah, Figaro is big!
Great, the greatest!
Certainly very lucky!

Quick, very quick, I'm like lightning:
I am the factotum of the city.