Figaro and Susanna are about to get married. First, however, they need permission from the Count. Susanna reveals that the Count like to claim his ”right of the first night” to bed her on her wedding night.
Figaro and Susanna’s wedding also faces another threat. Figaro has borrowed money off Marcellina and promised to marry her if he can’t pay back his debt. With the help of Bartolo, Marcellina is planning to hold him to account.
Susanna and Figaro begin to plot to rescue their wedding. The situation becomes even more muddled by the Countess, who’s been jilted by the Count, and Cherubino, who falls head over heels with all women, including the Countess.
All this sets off a chain of events full of secret letters, disguises, relentless plotting, and confusion. At the end of the chaotic day, all misunderstandings have been cleared, and everyone is forgiven. The Count gives his blessing to the marriage of Susanna and Figaro.
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