Rigoletto

More info on Rigoletto

Composer:

Giuseppe Verdi

Librettist:

Francesco Maria Piave

Premiere:

11 March 1851, Venice (La Fenice)

Language:

Italian

Synopsis:

Rigoletto Synopsis

Libretto:

Rigoletto Libretto

Translation(s):

English Deutsch

About the opera Rigoletto

Rigoletto is an opera in three acts by Giuseppe Verdi. The Italian libretto was written by Francesco Maria Piave based on the play Le roi s'amuse by Victor Hugo. It was first performed at La Fenice in Venice on March 11, 1851. It is considered by many to be the first of the operatic masterpieces of Verdi's middle-to-late career.
Verdi was commissioned to write a new opera by the La Fenice opera house in Venice in 1850, at a time when he was already a well-known composer with a degree of freedom in choosing the works he would prefer to set to music. He then asked Piave (with whom he had already created Ernani, I due Foscari, Macbeth, Il Corsaro and Stiffelio) to examine the play Kean by Alexandre Dumas, père, but he felt he needed a more energetic subject to work on.
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Roles in Rigoletto

Rigoletto Baritone
Gilda Soprano
Duke of Mantua Tenor
Sparafucile Bass
Maddalena Contralto
Giovanna Mezzo-Soprano
Count Ceprano Bass
Countess Ceprano Mezzo-Soprano

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All scenes from Rigoletto

Arias from Rigoletto
Duets from Rigoletto

Nr.Title sceneOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Overture

Opera: RigolettoComposer: VerdiAct: 1.01

Type: instrumentalVoice: n/aLanguage: Italian

Roles:
2Della mia bella incognita

Opera: RigolettoComposer: VerdiAct: 1.02

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Duke
3Questa o quella

Opera: RigolettoComposer: VerdiAct: 1.03

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Duke
4Gran nuova gran nuova

Opera: RigolettoComposer: VerdiAct: 1.04

Type: recitativeVoice: T Br BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Duke/Rigoletto/Marullo
5Chio gli parli

Opera: RigolettoComposer: VerdiAct: 1.05

Type: recitativeVoice: Br T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Monterone/Duke/Rigoletto
6Quel vecchio maledivami

Opera: RigolettoComposer: VerdiAct: 2.01-1

Type: duetVoice: Br BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rigoletto/Sparafucile
7Signor va non ho niente

Opera: RigolettoComposer: VerdiAct: 2.01-2

Type: duetVoice: Br BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rigoletto/Sparafucile
8Pari siamo

Opera: RigolettoComposer: VerdiAct: 2.02-1

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rigoletto
9Io la lingua

Opera: RigolettoComposer: VerdiAct: 2.02-2

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rigoletto
10Figlia Mio Padre!

Opera: RigolettoComposer: VerdiAct: 2.03

Type: duetVoice: Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rigoletto/Gilda
11Deh! non parlare al misero

Opera: RigolettoComposer: VerdiAct: 2.04-1

Type: duetVoice: S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Gilda/Rigoletto
12Gia de tre lune

Opera: RigolettoComposer: VerdiAct: 2.04-2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Gilda
13Ah! veglia o donna questo fior

Opera: RigolettoComposer: VerdiAct: 2.04-3

Type: duetVoice: Br MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rigoletto/Giovanna
14Addio addio mio padre

Opera: RigolettoComposer: VerdiAct: 2.05-1

Type: trioVoice: S Mz TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Gilda/Giovanna/Duke
15Giovanna ho dei rimorsi

Opera: RigolettoComposer: VerdiAct: 2.05-2

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Gilda/Duke
16Signor ne principe

Opera: RigolettoComposer: VerdiAct: 2.05-3

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Duke/Gilda
17T'amo t'amo ripetilo

Opera: RigolettoComposer: VerdiAct: 2.06-1

Type: Voice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Duke/Gilda
18Ah! inseparabile d'amore

Opera: RigolettoComposer: VerdiAct: 2.06-2

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Duke/Gilda
19E il sol dell'anima

Opera: RigolettoComposer: VerdiAct: 2.06-3

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Duke/Gilda
20Che m'ami deh ripetimi

Opera: RigolettoComposer: VerdiAct: 2.07

Type: recitativeVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Duke/Gilda
21Gualtier malde..

Opera: RigolettoComposer: VerdiAct: 2.08-1

Type: Voice: T S cA BLanguage: Italian

Roles:
22Caro nome che il mio cor

Opera: RigolettoComposer: VerdiAct: 2.08-2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Gilda
23Riedo perch?

Opera: RigolettoComposer: VerdiAct: 2.09

Type: Voice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rigoletto
24Zitti zitti moviamo a vendetta

Opera: RigolettoComposer: VerdiAct: 2.10

Type: choir,duetVoice: S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Gilda/Rigoletto
25Ella mi fu rapita

Opera: RigolettoComposer: VerdiAct: 3.01-1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Duke
26Parmi veder le lagrima

Opera: RigolettoComposer: VerdiAct: 3.01-2

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Duke
27Duca Duca?

Opera: RigolettoComposer: VerdiAct: 3.02-1

Type: Voice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Duke
28Scorrrendo uniti

Opera: RigolettoComposer: VerdiAct: 3.02-2

Type: choirVoice: n/aLanguage: Italian

Roles:
29Possente amor mi chiama

Opera: RigolettoComposer: VerdiAct: 3.02-3

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Duke
30Povero Rigoletto la ra

Opera: RigolettoComposer: VerdiAct: 3.03

Type: quartetVoice: Br T B BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rigoletto/Duke/Sparafucile/Marullo
31Cortigiami vif razza dannata

Opera: RigolettoComposer: VerdiAct: 3.04

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rigoletto
32Mio padre Dio mia Gilda!

Opera: RigolettoComposer: VerdiAct: 3.05

Type: recitativeVoice: S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Gilda/Rigoletto
33Tutte le feste al tempio

Opera: RigolettoComposer: VerdiAct: 3.06-1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Gilda
34Piangi fanciulla

Opera: RigolettoComposer: VerdiAct: 3.06-2

Type: duetVoice: Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rigoletto/Gilda
35Schiudete ire al carcere Monteron

Opera: RigolettoComposer: VerdiAct: 3.07-1

Type: Voice: Br Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Monterone/Rigoletto/Gilda
36Si vendetta tremenda vendetta

Opera: RigolettoComposer: VerdiAct: 3.07-2

Type: duetVoice: S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Gilda/Rigoletto
37E l'ami sempre

Opera: RigolettoComposer: VerdiAct: 4.01

Type: quartetVoice: Br S T cALanguage: Italian

Roles: Rigoletto/Gilda/Duke/Maddalena
38La donna e mobile

Opera: RigolettoComposer: VerdiAct: 4.02

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Duke
39Un di se ben rammentomi

Opera: RigolettoComposer: VerdiAct: 4.03

Type: quartetVoice: S cA T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Gilda/Maddalena/Duke/Rigoletto
40Bella figlia dell'amore

Opera: RigolettoComposer: VerdiAct: 4.04

Type: quartetVoice: S cA T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Gilda/Maddalena/Duke/Rigoletto
41Venti scudi hai tu detto

Opera: RigolettoComposer: VerdiAct: 4.05-2

Type: recitativeVoice: Br B T cALanguage: Italian

Roles: Rigoletto/Sparafucile/Duke/Maddalena
42Ah! piu non ragiono

Opera: RigolettoComposer: VerdiAct: 4.06-1

Type: recitativeVoice: S B cA TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Gilda/Sparafucile/Maddalena/Duke
43Somiglia a un Apollo

Opera: RigolettoComposer: VerdiAct: 4.06-2

Type: trioVoice: cA B SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Maddalena/Sparafucile/Gilda
44Se pria ch'abbia il mezzo

Opera: RigolettoComposer: VerdiAct: 4.06-3

Type: trioVoice: cA B SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Maddalena/Sparafucile/Gilda
45Della vendetta alfin giunge

Opera: RigolettoComposer: VerdiAct: 4.07

Type: recitativeVoice: Br B SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rigoletto/Sparafucile/Gilda
46V'ho ingannato colpevole fui

Opera: RigolettoComposer: VerdiAct: 4.08-1

Type: duetVoice: S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Gilda/Rigoletto
47Lassu in cielo

Opera: RigolettoComposer: VerdiAct: 4.08-2

Type: duetVoice: Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rigoletto/Gilda