Set in Italy, Verdi's tragic three-act opera Rigoletto follows the lives of the promiscuous Duke of Mantua and his hunchbacked court jester, Rigoletto. After the duke seduces the daughter of a courtier, the dishonored father places a curse upon both the Duke and Rigoletto. As the curse slowly plays out, Rigoletto's daughter mistakenly falls in love with the unfaithful Duke, to Rigoletto's deep horror. Infuriated with his friend's behavior, Rigoletto plots to have the Duke murdered, but the plan goes terribly awry. A tale of spite, jealousy and malice, Rigoletto has become one of the most renowned Italian operas since its debut in 1851.
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