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The Palace. Rigoletto rushes to the palace.
His daughter is with ihe Duke. In distress, he attempts to get into the room. The courtiers, who hato him, and do not altogether understand what is happening, prevent his doing so. At last, the daughter, released, dashes out. Rigoletto's fears are but too well founded. Tho curso has fallen. Rigoletto swears vengeance on the Duke.
A House in a By Street. Rigoletto engages the assassin, Sparafucile, to kill the first person who comes, whoever this may be. He entices the Duke to the house, using Sparafueile's sister,
Maddalena, as the attraction. Gilda hears, and though wronged by tho Duke, makes up her mind to give her life to save him. Putting herself in the Duke's place, she causes Sparafucile to stab her. Rigoletto enters to receive the Duke's body in a sack. To his astonishment and horror, he bears the Duke singing in the room above. Ho opens tho sack -and finds—his daughter !
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