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Boito, Arrigo 1842-1918

Works: 2,707 works in 6,574 publications in 13 languages and 55,926 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Operas  Live sound recordings  Vocal scores  Records and correspondence  Filmed operas  Televised operas  Music videos  Musical settings  Film adaptations 
Roles: Librettist, Author, Lyricist, Composer, Editor, Translator, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Performer, Arranger, Adapter, Creator, Musician, Contributor, Dedicatee, Recipient, 1bt, Correspondent, Singer, Honoree, lbr, lib
Classifications: M1500.V47, 782.1
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Otello by Giuseppe Verdi( Sound Recording )
198 editions published between 1933 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 5,112 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( Sound Recording )
227 editions published between 1931 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 4,964 libraries worldwide
Recorded Mar. 30-Apr. 15, 1932 at Teatro alla Scala, Milan, Italy
Mefistofele by Arrigo Boito( Sound Recording )
134 editions published between 1936 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 3,076 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
Simon Boccanegra by Giuseppe Verdi( Sound Recording )
102 editions published between 1950 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 2,301 libraries worldwide
Recorded Dec. 1988 at Sala Abanella, Milan
Falstaff by Giuseppe Verdi( score )
154 editions published between 1893 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,296 libraries worldwide
La Gioconda by Amilcare Ponchielli( Sound Recording )
126 editions published between 1952 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,225 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
Otello by Giuseppe Verdi( visu )
40 editions published between 1974 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,389 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
Falstaff by Giuseppe Verdi( visu )
78 editions published between 1976 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,128 libraries worldwide
A recording of the performance at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden July 16, 1982."
Mefistofele : opera in un prologo, quattro atti e un epilogo by Arrigo Boito( score )
174 editions published between 1875 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 1,108 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
Nerone by Arrigo Boito( file )
64 editions published between 1957 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 818 libraries worldwide
Nerone: Tragedia in quattro atti. Completata di Arturo Toscanini
Falstaff by Giuseppe Verdi( Book )
99 editions published between 1893 and 2014 in 13 languages and held by 781 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
Simon Boccanegra : melodramma in un prologo e tre atti by Giuseppe Verdi( score )
49 editions published between 1881 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 672 libraries worldwide
Otello by Giuseppe Verdi( visu )
32 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in Italian and English and held by 640 libraries worldwide
A tale of love and intrigue set in Cyprus at the end of the 15th century
La gioconda : an opera in four acts by Amilcare Ponchielli( score )
73 editions published between 1876 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 619 libraries worldwide
The Verdi-Boito correspondence by Giuseppe Verdi( Book )
9 editions published between 1978 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 549 libraries worldwide
These 301 letters between Verdi and Bioto show a picture of daily life of European art and artists during the last decades of the 19th century
Otello by Arrigo Boito( Book )
5 editions published between 1981 and 1988 in English and held by 492 libraries worldwide
Otello : in full score by Giuseppe Verdi( score )
4 editions published in 1986 in Italian and held by 468 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
Simon Boccanegra by Burton D Fisher( Book )
59 editions published between 1900 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 359 libraries worldwide
Metropolitan Opera House, Grand Opera Season 1931-1932, Giulio Gatti-Casazza, general manager. "Simon Boccanegra," opera in a prologue and three acts (five scenes) (In Italian), book by Francesco Maria Piave and Arrigo Boito, music by Giuseppe Verdi. Conductor Tullio Serafin, chorus master Giulio Setti, stage director Alexander Sanine, stage manager Armando Agnini, scenic production by Camillo Parravicini
La Gioconda, an opera in four acts by Burton D Fisher( Book )
28 editions published between 1883 and 2007 in 7 languages and held by 157 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
Arrigo Boito, musicista e letterato ( Book )
1 edition published in 1986 in Italian and held by 6 libraries worldwide
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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
Italian (1,303)
English (173)
German (65)
French (26)
Spanish (7)
Danish (7)
Dutch (4)
Hungarian (2)
Swedish (2)
Portuguese (2)
Multiple languages (2)
Finnish (1)
Polish (1)
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