Rigoletto was an opera composed by the Italian Giuseppe Verdi in the 19th century.

One of the most famous songs from the opera was "La donna è mobile", which was sung by The Doctor on several occasions and analyzed by Data in 2368. (TNG: "A Matter of Time"; VOY: "Tinker Tenor Doctor Spy", "Life Line")

When USS Voyager was trapped in the Void in 2377, The Doctor was humming "Veglia, o donna, questa fior" in sickbay while working on "Fantome". Fantome was interested in the music, allowing The Doctor to develop a music-based form of communication for him. (VOY: "The Void")

Later that year, while on an away mission aboard the Delta Flyer together with Captain Kathryn Janeway, The Doctor performed another song from the opera, "Questa o quella". (VOY: "Renaissance Man")

According to the Star Trek Encyclopedia (4th ed., vol. 2, p. 223), this opera was first performed in 1851.

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