Sep 06, 2007 · Like Enrico Caruso and Jenny Lind before him, Mr. Pavarotti extended his presence far beyond the limits of Italian opera. He became a titan of pop culture. Millions saw him on . Mar 23, 2019 · “Questa o quella” is an aria performed by the Duke of Mantua in the first act of Giuseppe Verdi’s opera "Rigoletto." This opera is based on a Victor Hugo play, "Le roi s'amuse" and its libretto was written in Italian by Francesco Piave. It premiered in Venice in 1851 and is considered one of Verdi's . Oct 19, 1988 · Mr. Pavarotti, 53 years old, lives in his hometown of Modena, in north-central Italy, with his wife of 27 years, Adua, and three daughters: Lorenza, 25, Cristina, 23, and Giuliana, 21. He.