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Rigoletto : grand opera in four acts

Author: Giuseppe Verdi; Francesco Maria Piave; Victor Hugo
Publisher: New York : F. Rullman, [19--]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The tragic story revolves around the licentious Duke of Mantua, his hunch-backed court jester Rigoletto, and Rigoletto's beautiful daughter Gilda. The opera's original title, La maledizione (The Curse), refers to the curse placed on both the Duke and Rigoletto by a courtier whose daughter had been seduced by the Duke with Rigoletto's encouragement. The curse comes to fruition when Gilda likewise falls in love with  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Librettos
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901.
Rigoletto.
New York : F. Rullman, [19--]
(OCoLC)654131177
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Giuseppe Verdi; Francesco Maria Piave; Victor Hugo
OCLC Number: 5884751
Notes: Includes piano reduction of the orchestral score for principal songs.
Libretto by Piave is based on Hugo's Le roi s'amuse.
Description: 26, [6] pages : music ; 26 cm
Other Titles: Rigoletto.
Responsibility: the drama by Victor Hugo ; the music by Verdi.

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The tragic story revolves around the licentious Duke of Mantua, his hunch-backed court jester Rigoletto, and Rigoletto's beautiful daughter Gilda. The opera's original title, La maledizione (The Curse), refers to the curse placed on both the Duke and Rigoletto by a courtier whose daughter had been seduced by the Duke with Rigoletto's encouragement. The curse comes to fruition when Gilda likewise falls in love with the Duke and eventually sacrifices her life to save him from the assassins hired by her father.

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