from Act I, Scene II of the Italian opera Rigoletto
by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto: Francesco Maria Piave
, a hunchbacked jester
Voice Part: baritone Fach: dramatic baritone
Setting: A street
Synopsis: After he meets Sparafucile, an assassin, Rigoletto compares himself to the murderer saying that, as Sparafucile used his knife as a weapon, Rigoletto used his tongue.