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Boito, Arrigo 1842-1918

Works: 2,639 works in 6,559 publications in 11 languages and 59,817 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Operas  Live sound recordings  Televised operas  Filmed operas  Vocal scores  Records and correspondence  Music videos  Film adaptations  Musical settings 
Roles: Librettist, Author, Lyricist, Composer, Editor, Translator, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Performer, Creator, Adapter, Arranger, Contributor, Musician, lib, Singer, Correspondent, 1bt, Recipient, Dedicatee, Honoree, lbr
Classifications: M1500.V47, 782.1
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Otello by Giuseppe Verdi( Sound Recording )
256 editions published between 1933 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 4,891 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 )
220 editions published between 1931 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 3,916 libraries worldwide
Recorded Mar. 30-Apr. 15, 1932 at Teatro alla Scala, Milan, Italy
Mefistofele by Arrigo Boito( Sound Recording )
199 editions published between 1936 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 2,858 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( score )
142 editions published between 1893 and 2006 in 6 languages and held by 2,272 libraries worldwide
La Gioconda by Amilcare Ponchielli( Sound Recording )
125 editions published between 1952 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,773 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 )
54 editions published between 1982 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,731 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
Simon Boccanegra by Giuseppe Verdi( Sound Recording )
102 editions published between 1950 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,703 libraries worldwide
Recorded Dec. 1988 at Sala Abanella, Milan
Falstaff by Giuseppe Verdi( visu )
74 editions published between 1976 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,097 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
Mefistofele : opera in un prologo, quattro atti e un epilogo by Arrigo Boito( score )
146 editions published between 1875 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 1,063 libraries worldwide
Falstaff by Burton D Fisher( Book )
98 editions published between 1893 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 843 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( file )
65 editions published between 1957 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 809 libraries worldwide
Nerone: Tragedia in quattro atti. Completata di Arturo Toscanini
Otello by Burton D Fisher( Book )
93 editions published between 1883 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 799 libraries worldwide
Season of 1903-'04. Columbia Theatre, absolutely fireproof, Luckett & Dwyer, lessees and managers, N. Stein, treasurer. Grand operatic festival. Mr. Henry M. Savage offers a musical festival of grand opera in English by the greatest English singing company in the world. Full grand opera orchestra, all new scenic productions, unrivaled all-American chorus. "Othello," a lyric drama in four acts, founded on Shakespeare's tragedy, by Arrigo Boito (English version restored by Francis Hueffer, the English author and critic). Music by Giuseppe Verdi (First produced at La Scala Thater, Milan, in 1887. First performance in English was at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, October 6, 1903, by Henry W. Savage's English Grand Opera Company
Simon Boccanegra : melodramma in un prologo e tre atti by Giuseppe Verdi( score )
59 editions published between 1881 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 684 libraries worldwide
La gioconda : an opera in four acts by Amilcare Ponchielli( score )
60 editions published between 1876 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 587 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 Giuseppe Verdi( visu )
38 editions published between 1974 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 547 libraries worldwide
Otello, a Moor appointed governor of Cyprus on behalf of the 15th century Venetian Republic, loves and is loved by his young bride, Desdemona. Soon, however, he is deceived by the evil Iago, his ensign, into believing that Desdemona is unfaithful to him. Otello's jealousy overwhelms him and he murders Desdemona. Upon learning the truth, he kills Iago and himself
Simon Boccanegra by Giuseppe Verdi( visu )
33 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in Italian and held by 533 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. This opera centers around the tangled personal passions and political rivalries of Renaissance Italy
La Gioconda by Burton D Fisher( Book )
25 editions published between 1883 and 2007 in 7 languages and held by 30 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 : capitoli biografici by Raffaello De Rensis( Book )
3 editions published in 1942 in Undetermined and English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Lettere by Arrigo Boito( Book )
3 editions published between 1932 and 2004 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 4 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 (1,401)
English (176)
German (75)
French (23)
Spanish (11)
Danish (7)
Dutch (3)
Portuguese (2)
Multiple languages (2)
Russian (1)
Polish (1)
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