Rigoletto



The opera Rigoletto was composed by Giuseppe Verdi to a libretto by Francesco Maria Piave based on Le Roi s'amuse by Victor Hugo. It was first performed at Teatro La Fenice in Venice (Italy) on 1851-03-11 and published by Ricordi. The opera is set in Mantua.

Dramatis Personae:

  • Borsa, A courtier (Tenor)
  • Count Ceprano (Bass)
  • Count Monterone (Bass)
  • Countess Ceprano (Mezzosoprano)
  • Court usher (Bass)
  • Duke of Mantua (Tenor)
  • Gilda, Rigoletto's daughter (Soprano)
  • Giovanna, Gilda's duenna (Soprano)
  • Maddalena, Sparafucile's sister (Contralto)
  • Marullo, A nobleman (Baritone)
  • Page (Mezzosoprano)
  • Rigoletto, Court jester to the Duke of Mantua (Baritone)
  • Sparafucile, A hired assassin (Bass)



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