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Boito, Arrigo 1842-1918

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Otello by Giuseppe Verdi ( Visual )
113 editions published between 1974 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 2,585 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
Falstaff by Giuseppe Verdi ( Recording )
150 editions published between 1931 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Recorded Mar. 30-Apr. 15, 1932 at Teatro alla Scala, Milan, Italy
Otello by Giuseppe Verdi ( Recording )
218 editions published between 1951 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Otello: Dramma lirico in quattro atti. Libretto: Arrigo Boito
Verdi's Otello by Giuseppe Verdi ( )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 2,084 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
Mefistofele by Arrigo Boito ( Recording )
207 editions published between 1936 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 1,969 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 ( Recording )
135 editions published between 1952 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,486 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
Falstaff : a lyric comedy in three acts by Giuseppe Verdi ( )
194 editions published between 1893 and 2006 in 8 languages and held by 1,418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Otello by Giuseppe Verdi ( Recording )
28 editions published between 1940 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,339 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 ( )
14 editions published between 1963 and 1983 in Italian and English and held by 1,107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mefistofele : opera in un prologo, quattro atti e un epilogo by Arrigo Boito ( )
188 editions published between 1875 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 1,103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Othello : a lyrical drama in four acts (founded on Shakespeare's tragedy) by Giuseppe Verdi ( )
38 editions published between 1887 and 1986 in 3 languages and held by 1,089 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Otello : in full score by Giuseppe Verdi ( )
101 editions published between 1877 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 952 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Falstaff by Giuseppe Verdi ( Visual )
76 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 945 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 ( Recording )
39 editions published between 1950 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 894 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Simon Boccanegra" Tito Gobbi, baritone Boris Christoff, bass Victoria de Los Angeles, soprano Giuseppe Campora, tenor Orchestra and Chorus of the Opera House, Rome Gabriele Santini, conductor libretto included
Falstaff. [Complete] by Giuseppe Verdi ( Recording )
47 editions published between 1967 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 891 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Verdi's last work is his only major comedy and one of his crowning glories. Judith Raskin and Luigi Alva are the enchanting Fenton and Nannetta who want to be married even though her father, Ford (Frank Guarrera), objects. Ford's wife Alice (Phyllis Curtin) is being wooed by Falstaff (Ezio Flagello) who is also interested in Meg Page (Mildred Miller). Fortunately Dame Quickly (Fedora Barbieri) is a match for Falstaff and teaches him a lesson
La gioconda "dramma lirico" in Italian in four acts by Burton D Fisher ( )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 844 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Otello by Giuseppe Verdi ( Book )
100 editions published between 1883 and 2005 in 9 languages and held by 741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Simon Boccanegra : melodramma in un prologo e tre atti by Giuseppe Verdi ( )
60 editions published between 1881 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Simon Boccanegra by Giuseppe Verdi ( Visual )
33 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in Italian and held by 618 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
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Audience level: 0.47 (from 0.31 for Verdi's Ot ... to 0.97 for Commemoraz ...)
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Alternative Names
Almaviva, 1842-1918
Almaviva, pseud.
Boito, A.
Boito, A. 1842-1918
Boito, A. (Arrigo), 1842-1918
Boito, Arriego, 1842-1918
Boito, Arrigo
Boito, Arrigo Enrico 1842-1918
Boito, Enrico, 1842-1918
Boito, Enrico Giuseppe Giovanni
Boito, Enrico Giuseppe Giovanni, 1842-1918
Boito, Orrigo.
Bojto, Arrigo.
Gorio, Tobia 1842-1918 Pseudonym
Gorrio, Tobia.
Gorrio, Tobia, 1842-1918
Gorrio, Tobia 1842-1918 Pseudonym
Gorrio, Tobia, pseud.
Gorrio, Tobiasz.
ボイト, アッリーゴ
ボイト, アリーゴ
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