In his famous aria "La donna è mobile", the Duke of Mantua is probably
referring more to his own unpredictability than the supposed fickleness
Since the censors of Verdi's day would not accept that the profligate ruler François I from Victor Hugo's play could become a theatrical figure, his jester became the pivot around which the action takes place.
"Rigoletto", one of Verdi's most popular operas, is a masterly combination of rich melody and psychologically accurate portrayal.
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