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Boito, Arrigo 1842-1918

Overview
Works: 2,077 works in 5,816 publications in 14 languages and 57,154 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Operas  Filmed operas  Televised operas  Music videos  Film adaptations  Musical settings  Live sound recordings  Filmed plays  Opera films 
Roles: Librettist, Author, Lyricist, Composer, Editor, Translator, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Musician, Performer, Adapter, Contributor, Honoree, Creator, lib, Recipient, Correspondent, Arranger, lbr, Singer, 1bt
Classifications: M1500.V48, 782.1
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Otello by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

279 editions published between 1933 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 4,960 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story: Act I. The action unfolds on Cyprus, under Venetian rule in the 16th century. The scene is outside the castle, residence of Otello, governor of the island, facing the port. It is night. A furious storm churns the sea, and a crowd of Venetian citizens and soldiers helplessly watch while the ship of the Moor Otello desperately tries to make it into port. Only Iago, one of Otello's men, does not participate in the general apprehension for the safety of his leader: he hates Otello, because Otello has promoted Cassio captain instead of him; he meditates revenge. The crowd is jubilant as Otello finally lands safely and announces that the Turkish fleet has been defeated. When the Moor enters the castle, the fireworks start and all drink to his victory. In the midst of the rejoicing, Iago starts to weave the scheme that will lead to his commander's downfall: he treacherously insinuates to Roderigo, who had revealed to Iago his love for Otello's wife, Desdemona, that Captain Cassio also feels the same affection for the woman. Then Iago gets Cassio drunk, and incites a fight between the two men, but the dangerous duel that starts between them is stopped by Montano. However, the peacemaker is wounded by Cassio. Iago sounds the alarm, swelling the episode out of proportion until the crowd is in tumult. Called back by the shouts and noise, Otello, falsely informed by Iago, punishes Cassio and demotes him. This is a first victory for Iago, who exults
Falstaff by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

224 editions published between 1931 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 4,077 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded Mar. 30-Apr. 15, 1932 at Teatro alla Scala, Milan, Italy
Mefistofele by Arrigo Boito( Recording )

193 editions published between 1936 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The elderly scholar Faust is returned to his youth by the satanic Mefistofeles for the pursuit of beauty and knowledge. In the sordid aftermath of two failed love affairs, he reflects on the illusory nature of worldly beauty, and through a mystical union with the divinity, dies redeemed
Falstaff by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

149 editions published between 1944 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 2,023 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roduced by the British Broadcasting Corporation, in asso ciation with Covent Garden Video Productions ; producer, Ronald Eyre ; directed for television by Brian Large
Otello : in full score by Giuseppe Verdi( )

154 editions published between 1864 and 2010 in 8 languages and held by 1,803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Composer's penultimate opera displays a mastery of orchestration, harmony and vocal writing that ranks it as an undisputed masterpiece of the form. Reproduced from the authoritative Ricordi edition, this modestly priced volume makes the complete work available to opera lovers everywhere. New English translation of Italian frontmatter
La Gioconda by Amilcare Ponchielli( Recording )

121 editions published between 1952 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With Renata Tebaldi wringing every bit of drama out of the title role, there are plenty of opportunities for goose bumps here. Add to that Carlo Bergonzi's glowing portrayal of the Enzo, the man she loves and the impassioned Fiorenza Cossotto as the woman he loves, plus one jealous husband (Bonaldo Giaiotti), and an Inquisition spy (Cornell MacNeil) bent on revenge, and you have operatic extravagance at its wonderful best, all set in romantic, mysterious 17th century Venice
Simon Boccanegra by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

98 editions published between 1950 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded Dec. 1988 at Sala Abanella, Milan
Otello by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

40 editions published between 1974 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Performance of the opera by Verdi, based on Shakespeare's classic tragedy of jealousy, deceit, conspiracy, & murder. Othello's great love for Desdemona proves to be too much to bear
Otello by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

94 editions published between 1972 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 1,273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A film version of Verdi's opera classic, taped at the Arena di Verona in Rome, coducted by Zoltan Pesko and starring Vladimir Atlantov, Kiri te Kenawa, Piero Cappucilli
Mefistofele : opera in un prologo, quattro atti e un epilogo by Arrigo Boito( )

177 editions published between 1875 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 1,095 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part of the State Theatre collection of cinema scores and parts, mainly used for silent movies, but including musical materials associated with talking pictures ca. 1900-1950, used by the State Theatre and various film distribution companies throughout Australia. Some items include performance annotations
Simon Boccanegra by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

57 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 965 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simon Boccanegra, Doge of Genoa, is one of Verdi's most profound characters, a complex man ruled by love of family and devotion to country. The compelling, richly colored music of Simon Boccanegra vividly embodies the tangled personal passions and political rivalries of Renaissance Italy
Falstaff by Giuseppe Verdi( Book )

89 editions published between 1893 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 860 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The text of an opera which is an amalgam of two Shakespearean characters, the finely drawn figure from from King Henry IV and the sorry caricature of knightliness gone to seed from "The merry wives of Windsor". The plot is that of the latter comedy
Nerone by Arrigo Boito( )

41 editions published between 1957 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 825 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simon Boccanegra : melodramma in un prologo e tre atti by Giuseppe Verdi( )

58 editions published between 1881 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Gioconda : opera in four acts by Burton D Fisher( Book )

109 editions published between 1875 and 2007 in 8 languages and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive opera-guide, featuring Principal Characters in the Opera, Brief Story Synopsis, Story Narrative with Music Highlight Examples, and Burton D. Fisher's insightful and in depth Commentary and Analysis
Otello by Arrigo Boito( Book )

7 editions published between 1981 and 1988 in English and German and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arrigo Boito, musicista e letterato( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in Italian and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arrigo Boito : capitoli biografici by Raffaello De Rensis( Book )

3 editions published in 1942 in Undetermined and English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lettere by Arrigo Boito( Book )

3 editions published between 1932 and 2004 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lettere inedite e poesie giovanili by Arrigo Boito( Book )

2 editions published in 1959 in Italian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Otello
Alternative Names
Boito, A. (Arrigo), 1842-1918

Boito, Arrigo

Boito, Enrico Giuseppe Giovanni, 1842-1918

Gorio, Tobia, 1842-1918

Gorrio, Tobia

Gorrio, Tobia 1842-1918

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Otello : in full scoreOtelloOtelloMefistofele : opera in un prologo, quattro atti e un epilogoSimon BoccanegraFalstaffSimon Boccanegra : melodramma in un prologo e tre attiLa Gioconda : opera in four actsOtello