ANNOTATED TEXT OF FRA I DUE LITIGANTI IL TERZO
GODE: SECOND-ACT FINALE1
In three subphases: the litiganti, the ladies, and the languishing lovers. Masotto accuses Titta and Mingone (the “due litiganti”, and respectively, the Count's and the Countess's choices as husbands for the chambermaid Dorina) of making Dorina run away. They quarrel boorishly with each other but are all sympathetic to Dorina. They move aside; the Countess and Livietta enter, both jealous of Dorina (the former on the Count's account, the latter on Titta's) and swear that they will find her come what may.
Dorina enters and laments her fate. Masotto laments his lost love, and Titta bewails his own misery. None of these characters sees each other. Livietta, the Countess, Mingone, and the Count all eventually find each other; each explains his or her reason for wanting to find Dorina. At the other side of the stage, Titta, Dorina, and Masotto all lament the states of their hearts.