Kapelmeister: Majesty The herr direttore, He has removed un balletto That would have occurred at this place.
Count: It is your regulation, sire No ballet in your opera.
Emperor: Salieri. Do you like this?
Salieri: It's not a question of liking, majesty. Your own law decrees it, I'm afraid.
Emperor hearing from the Kapellmeister, Count and Salieri that there is no ballet due to his own decree.