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Boito, Arrigo 1842-1918

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Otello by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

253 editions published between 1933 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 4,872 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 )

206 editions published between 1950 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 3,925 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

195 editions published between 1936 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 2,787 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( )

118 editions published between 1893 and 2005 in 8 languages and held by 2,243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Gioconda by Amilcare Ponchielli( Recording )

96 editions published between 1952 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,734 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 )

102 editions published between 1950 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

60 editions published between 1976 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,000 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
Falstaff by Burton D Fisher( Book )

38 editions published between 1894 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 773 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
Simon Boccanegra : melodramma in un prologo e tre atti by Giuseppe Verdi( )

56 editions published between 1881 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

60 editions published between 1876 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simon Boccanegra by Giuseppe Verdi( Book )

55 editions published between 1900 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 345 WorldCat member 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
Otello by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

26 editions published between 1982 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In what many believe to be the finest production of Otello in modern times, Placido Domingo and Kiri Te Kanawa lead a world-class cast under the exquisite musical direction of Sir Georg Solti"--Container
La Gioconda, an opera in four acts by Amilcare Ponchielli( Book )

11 editions published between 1883 and 1953 in English and Italian and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in Italian and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story concerns the historical character of Simon Boccanegra, a 14th-century Genoan of humble birth who rose to become Doge of his native city but was poisoned by one of his own faction. The plot is famously complex, full of intrigues and dramatic incidents, including the discovery of a long-lost daughter. The action hinges on the conflict between Boccanegra and his political adversary, the aristocrat Jacopo Fiesco. Boccanegra's long-lost daughter, Amelia, is also Fiesco's granddaughter. She remains ignorant of her origins for most of the opera, and only learns the entire truth in the final act
Mefistofele : opera in un prologo, quattro atti e un epilogo by Arrigo Boito( )

11 editions published between 1921 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Otello : a lyrical drama in four acts (founded on Shakespeare's tragedy) by Giuseppe Verdi( Book )

3 editions published in 1890 in English and Italian and held by 13 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 inedite e poesie giovanili by Arrigo Boito( Book )

3 editions published in 1959 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lettere by Arrigo Boito( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in Italian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verdi's Otello by Giuseppe Verdi( Book )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive guide featuring Principal Characters in the opera, Brief Story Synopsis, Story Narrative with Music Highlight Examples, a complete newly translated Libretto with foreign language and english side-by-side, an in depth Commentary and Analysis, selected Discogaphy and Videography, and a Dictionary of Opera and Musical Terms
 
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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

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FalstaffSimon Boccanegra : melodramma in un prologo e tre attiLa gioconda : an opera in four actsSimon BoccanegraVerdi's Otello