In Act II Susanna lets Cherubino into the room but locks the door because she is worried about the jealous Count's reaction should he find Cherubino there. Susanna urges him to sing the song he wrote in honor of the Countess (aria: Voi, che sapete che cosa é amor — "You ladies who know what love is, see if I have it in my heart"). After the song, they proceed to attire him in women's clothes.
Cherubino = W
Suzanna = Matt
Countess = Nate
Voi Che Sapete che cosa e amor
You know what thing is love
donne, vedete s'io l'ho nel cor
ladies, see if I have it in my heart
Quello ch'io provo, vi ridiro
That which I experience, to you I will repeat
E per me nuovo, capir not so
It's new to me; I don't understand it.
Sento un affetto pien di desir,
I feel a longing full of desire,
ch'ora e diletto, ch'ora e martir!
that now is delight, that now is death!
Gelo, e poi sento l'alma avvampar
I freeze, and then I feel the soul burst into flame
e in un momento torno a gelar;
and in a moment I go back to freezing;
ricerco un bene fuori di me,
I search for a blessing outside of me,
non so ch'il tiene, non so cos'e.
I don't know who holds it; I don't know what it is.
Sospiro e gemo senza voler,
I sigh and moan without wishing to,
palpito e tremo senza saper.
I throb and tremble without knowing.
Non trovo pace notte ne di,
Not find I peace night nor day,
ma pur mi piace languir cosi.
but yet me it pleases to pine thus.
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