from Act I, Scene II of the Italian opera Rigoletto
by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto: Francesco Maria Piave
, Rigoletto's daughter
Voice Part: soprano Fach: lyric coloratura
Setting: The house of Rigoletto
Synopsis: After the Duke in the guise of a poor student named Gualtier Malde has seduced her, Gilda sings of her new-found love.