from Act II of the Italian opera Rigoletto
by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto: Francesco Maria Piave
, a hunchbacked jester
Voice Part: baritone Fach: dramatic baritone
Setting: A room in the Duke's palace
Synopsis: Rigoletto's daughter has been abducted by several courtiers and given to the Duke. When Rigoletto tries to get through them to find his daughter, they will not let him pass and he releases his fury upon them.