The slim and agile baritone, Vytas Juozapaitis, portrayed the Don as a self centered nobleman. He sang with a pleasant voice, and unlike most interpreters of the role, he had no trouble tossing off the 'Champagne Aria' at top speed.
Somebody has said, that a king may make a nobleman but he cannot make a gentleman.Edmund Burke
The least considerable man among us has an interest equal to the proudest nobleman, in the laws and constitution of his country, and is equally called upon to make a generous contribution in support of them — whether it be the heart to conceive, the understanding to direct, or the hand to execute.junius
A degenerate nobleman, or one that is proud of his birth, is like a turnip. There is nothing good of him but that which is underground.