Così Callback-Side for Despina, Don AlfonsoSide from Act 1 - Despina & Don Alfonso
The following scene will be read at callbacks.
Don Alfonso: Despina dear!
Despina: Who's that?
Don Alfonso: Hello!
Don Alfonso: Despina my dear, I have need of you.
Despina: Well, I haven't of you.
Don Alfonso: I mean you well.
Despina: An old man like you can do nothing for a girl.
Don Alfonso: (showing her a gold coin) Drop your attitude and look here!
Despina: Are you giving it to me?
Don Alfonso: Yes, if you'll do what I ask.
Despina: And what do you want? Money definitely peaks my interest.
Don Alfonso: And it will be yours… if I can trust you.
Despina: Is that all? I'm ready.
Don Alfonso: Take it, then; now listen: you know your mistresses have lost their lovers.
Despina: I know.
Don Alfonso: And you know about all their weeping and wailing.
Despina: Yes. I know it all.