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mfa7086 La Donna E Mobile:

The world wide famous aria La donna e mobile was written to the opera Rigoletto from 1851 by Giuseppe Verdi. It was performed for the first time in the "Gran Teatro La Fenice", Venice.

The aria, with a title meaning "the woman is flighty", is the Duke of Mantua's song at the beginning of act 3 in the opera. The irony is that it's the duke, an insensitive playboy, who is the flighty one!

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