"Federico Maggioni loves the Gothic tale, the settings that spawn the ghosts of the imagination, like in his previous A Christmas Carol, filled with bestiaries and sinister presences. In Rigoletto's parabola, according to his interpretation, there is a sequence of hellish visions in which what is told by images is what is in the first place, beyond any political or Risorgmento vision, a desperate song of innocent, humiliated and offended, in the game between buffoons and the powerful, kings and jesters, mirrors of each other, monkey-like imitators of nothing, that crushes them in the grip of its relentless vise." Luca Scarlini
The opera written by Giuseppe Verdi with Francesco Maria Piave's booklet is a classic of the lyric that stages one of the worst tragedy: a father who loses his daughter by his fault. Reprinted with an introduction of Luca Scarlini, this new pictured edition of Rigoletto is enriched by the illustrations of Federico Maggioni, which exalt the infernal atmosphere, giving dark nuances and tones to this classic of the opera.
Luca Scarlini, essayist and storyteller, teaches at the IED in Florence, at the Holden School in Turin, at the Ca 'Foscari University in Venice and in other Italian and foreign institutions. Historical Voice of Radio 3, he regularly writes on "Alias" and in the journal "The Art Journal".
Federico Maggioni has illustrated books for major Italian publishing houses and his works have appeared on numerous periodicals and newspapers. For the types of Corraini came out Christmas song, Satie: notes and nostalgia, Red Shirt, Heart, Children eat first, Cultivate and guard.