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Opera bi Giuseppe Verdi
Philippe Chaperon - Rigoletto.jpg
Set design bi Philippe Chaperon.
Librettist Francesco Maria Piave
Leid Italian
Based on Le roi s'amuse
bi Victor Hugo
Premiere 11 Mairch 1851 (1851-03-11)
Teatro La Fenice, Venice

Rigoletto (pronounced [riɡoˈletto]) is an opera in three acts[1] bi Giuseppe Verdi. The Italian libretto wis written bi Francesco Maria Piave based on the play Le roi s'amuse bi Victor Hugo. Despite serious ineetial problems wi the Austrick censors wha haed control ower northren Italian theatres at the time, the opera haed a triumphant premiere at La Fenice in Venice on 11 Mairch 1851.

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  1. Some scores, such as the Schirmer piano-vocal score, present the opera in fower acts, wi the twa scenes which normally constitute Act 1 appearin as separate acts.