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Worlds of Rigoletto Verdi's Development of the Title Role in Rigoletto

Title: The Worlds of Rigoletto Verdi's Development of the Title Role in Rigoletto.
Name(s): Walters, Mark D., author
Fisher, Douglas, professor directing treatise
Slaveva-Griffin, Svetla, outside committee member
Olsen, Stanford, committee member
College of Music, degree granting department
Florida State University, degree granting institution
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2008
Publisher: Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: The purpose of this treatise will be to explore Verdi's development of the title role of his opera Rigoletto. The historical timeline will be followed from Verdi's first documented interest in Victor Hugo's Le roi s'amuse as a libretto to the critical reaction of the first performances of Rigoletto. The main body of this paper will focus on musical examples that demonstrate how the composer delineated the dual nature of Rigoletto's character: the deformed, bitter, court jester and the impassioned, loving father. Every aspect of Verdi's compositional technique—melody, rhythm, harmony, dynamics, articulation, orchestration, and form—will be explored to discover how he gave full range to Rigoletto's emotional expression and the dramatic development of his character.
Identifier: FSU_migr_etd-1298 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Treatise Submitted to the College of Music in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Music.
Degree Awarded: Spring Semester, 2008.
Date of Defense: September 25, 2007.
Keywords: Verdi, American, Treatise, Thesis, Dissertation, Rigoletto, Singer, Opera, Mark Walters, Baritone
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory committee: Douglas Fisher, Professor Directing Treatise; Svetla Slaveva-Griffin, Outside Committee Member; Stanford Olsen, Committee Member.
Subject(s): Music
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Owner Institution: FSU

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Walters, M. D. (2008). The Worlds of Rigoletto Verdi's Development of the Title Role in Rigoletto. Retrieved from