Rigoletto's Solo, Pari Siamo !

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In the scene of Rigoletto’s solo, Pari siamo!, right after Rigoletto encounters Sparafucile, the viewer’s understanding of Rigoletto as a character, their understanding of the plot, and their speculation of the theme of the opera shift. At the beginning of the opera, Rigoletto appears to be a simple, uncaring, thoughtless fool. However, when he sings Pari siamo, he adds depth and relatability to his character. The beginning is very low, creating an eerie, untrusting mood in which the viewer questions Rigoletto’s intentions and morality. The music becomes steadily louder, creating a feeling of fear of Rigoletto and the plans he seems to be creating. The music continues to add an additional dimension to the performance by stopping, adding a
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