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Boito, Arrigo 1842-1918

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Otello by Giuseppe Verdi( )

386 editions published between 1933 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 8,102 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( )

283 editions published between 1931 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 7,395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

292 editions published between 1931 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 3,834 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
La Gioconda by Amilcare Ponchielli( )

166 editions published between 1952 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 3,548 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
Verdi's Othello by Giuseppe Verdi( )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 2,965 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

-- Engaging Commentary and Analysis about the composer, the opera and its characters.-- Story Narrative with Music Highlight Examples-- A complete Libretto (newly translated) that incorporates Music Highlight Examples-- A Discography-- A Videography-- A Dictionary of Opera and Musical TermsEach Opera Classics Library edition is a comprehensive guide and complete analysis and evaluation of a specific opera; each is a unique "encyclopedia" that integrates important and pertinent information about each timeless classic. The objective of Opera Classics Library is to unlock opera's mysteries for the general audience, and enlighten and educate. Understanding and knowledge are the master keys to enhance enjoyment and appreciation of this great art form. After the tremendously successful premier of Otello, Verdi responded to his librettist Arrigo Boito's enthusiastic congratulations: "Congratulations to HIM -- to Shakespeare, the immortal bard." Verdi's Otello represents the ultimate flowering of the composer's musico-dramatic genius, a milestone in Italian opera whose portrait of a tragic human conflict becomes intensified by the emotive power of its music
Simon Boccanegra by Giuseppe Verdi( )

96 editions published between 1950 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 2,871 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded Dec. 1988 at Sala Abanella, Milan
Gioconda by Burton D Fisher( )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,211 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
Simon Boccanegra : opera in Italian with a prologue and three acts by Burton D Fisher( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1,142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nerone by Arrigo Boito( )

52 editions published between 1957 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Otello by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

23 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in Italian and English and held by 710 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
The Verdi-Boito correspondence by Giuseppe Verdi( Book )

21 editions published between 1978 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 680 WorldCat member 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
Falstaff : a lyric comedy in three acts by Giuseppe Verdi( )

21 editions published between 1900 and 1965 in 4 languages and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Otello by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

22 editions published between 1976 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verdi's famous opera is brought to vivid life in this magnificent production. The immortal tale of the noble Moor and his beautiful young wife, and of his lieutenant, whose jealousy and lust for power lead him to commit the ultimate treason. Otello is a figure larger than life, driven by his own jealousy to murder the woman he adores. Placido Domingo as Otello is at his peak in this role
Falstaff : commedia lirica in tre atti by Giuseppe Verdi( )

114 editions published between 1893 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Description du matériel d'orchestre : 4*.3*.3*.3./, timbales, grosse caisse, cymbales, triangle, cloche, harpe, cordes, musique de scène : guitare, cor, foglietto
Falstaff by Giuseppe Verdi( )

34 editions published between 1893 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Otello : in full score by Giuseppe Verdi( )

4 editions published in 1986 in Italian and English and held by 459 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
Othello : a lyrical drama in four acts (founded on Shakespeare's tragedy) by Giuseppe Verdi( )

14 editions published between 1887 and 1980 in 3 languages and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Otello by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

5 editions published in 2004 in Italian and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Met's production of Verdi's Otello from 1995, with Placido Domingo in one of his greatest roles opposite the stunning Renee Fleming in her first breakaway Met success
Falstaff by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

21 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 288 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
Simon Boccanegra by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

11 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in Italian and held by 216 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."--Container
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Verdi's Othello
Verdi's OthelloThe Verdi-Boito correspondenceFalstaff : commedia lirica in tre attiFalstaffOtello : in full scoreSimon Boccanegra
Alternative Names
Almaviva 1842-1918

Almaviva, pseud.

Arrigo Boito

Arrigo Boito compositeur italien

Arrigo Boito compositor italiano (1842-1918)

Arrigo Boito Italiaans auteur

Arrigo Boito Italian opera composer and librettist of Verdi's opera ''Otello''

Arrigo Boito italienischer Schriftsteller und Komponist

Arrigo Boito olasz librettista, zeneszerző, író és költő

Arrigo Boito poeta, conposidor e libretista padoan

Boitas Arigas


Boito, A.

Boito, A. 1842-1918

Boito, A. (Arrigo)

Boito, A. (Arrigo), 1842-1918

Boito, Arriego

Boito, Arriego 1842-1918

Boito, Arrigo

Boito, Arrigo Enrico

Boito, Arrigo Enrico 1842-1918

Boito Enrico 1842-1918

Boito Enrico Giuseppe Giovanni

Boito, Enrico Giuseppe Giovanni 1842-1918

Boito, Orrigo.


Bojto, A.

Bojto, Arrigo.

Gorijo Tobija

Gorio, Tobia

Gorio, Tobia 1842-1918

Gorrio, T.

Gorrio Tobia

Gorrio Tobia 1842-1918

Gorrio, Tobia, pseud.

Gorrio, Tobías, 1842-1918

Gorrio, Tobiasz.

Henricus Boito


Αρρίγκο Μπόιτο Ιταλός συνθέτης, ποιητής και λιμπρεττίστας

Арриго Бойто итальянский композитор

Арріґо Бойто

Арыга Бойта

Бойто А.

Боито Арриго

Горрио Т. 1842-1918

Горрио Тобиа

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