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Boito, Arrigo 1842-1918

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Otello by Giuseppe Verdi( )

376 editions published between 1933 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 7,639 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 6,322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

295 editions published between 1931 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 3,579 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 4 languages and held by 2,982 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( )

107 editions published between 1950 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 2,810 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

186 editions published between 1893 and 2006 in 8 languages and held by 2,370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Description du matériel d'orchestre : 4*.3*.3*.3./4.3.3.1, timbales, grosse caisse, cymbales, triangle, cloche, harpe, cordes, musique de scène : guitare, cor, foglietto
Otello by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

53 editions published between 1974 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,385 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
Mefistofele : opera in un prologo, quattro atti e un epilogo by Arrigo Boito( )

165 editions published between 1875 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 1,096 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simon Boccanegra : Melodramma in einem Prolog und drei Akten by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

74 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 997 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
Nerone by Arrigo Boito( )

82 editions published between 1957 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 863 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nerone: Tragedia in quattro atti. Completata di Arturo Toscanini
Simon Boccanegra : melodramma in un prologo e tre atti by Giuseppe Verdi( )

72 editions published between 1881 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La gioconda : an opera in four acts by Amilcare Ponchielli( )

83 editions published between 1876 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Verdi-Boito correspondence by Giuseppe Verdi( Book )

8 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in English and held by 540 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
Otello : in full score by Giuseppe Verdi( )

5 editions published in 1986 in Italian and English and held by 470 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( Visual )

56 editions published between 1981 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opera in four acts set in Renaissance Venice about a beautiful street singer and the men who love her
Otello by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

17 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in Italian and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tale of love and intrigue set in Cyprus at the end of the 15th century
La Gioconda : opera in four acts by Amilcare Ponchielli( Book )

15 editions published between 1875 and 1998 in English and Italian and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

40 editions published between 1883 and 2007 in 7 languages and held by 163 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
Verdi's Othello by Giuseppe Verdi( Book )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 39 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
Lettere inedite e poesie giovanili by Arrigo Boito( Book )

7 editions published in 1959 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Gorio, Tobia, 1842-1918

Gorrio, Tobia

Gorrio, Tobia 1842-1918

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FalstaffOtelloMefistofele : opera in un prologo, quattro atti e un epilogoSimon Boccanegra : Melodramma in einem Prolog und drei AktenSimon Boccanegra : melodramma in un prologo e tre attiLa gioconda : an opera in four actsThe Verdi-Boito correspondenceOtello : in full score