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Boito, Arrigo 1842-1918

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Falstaff by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

281 editions published between 1931 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 5,669 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded Mar. 30-Apr. 15, 1932 at Teatro alla Scala, Milan, Italy
Otello by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

345 editions published between 1933 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 5,352 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
Mefistofele by Arrigo Boito( Recording )

281 editions published between 1931 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 3,467 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( )

181 editions published between 1893 and 2006 in 8 languages and held by 2,344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simon Boccanegra by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

102 editions published between 1950 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 2,290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded Dec. 1988 at Sala Abanella, Milan
La Gioconda by Amilcare Ponchielli( Recording )

160 editions published between 1952 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,264 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
Otello by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

44 editions published between 1982 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,445 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
Falstaff by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

72 editions published between 1976 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,088 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
Mefistofele : opera in un prologo, quattro atti e un epilogo by Arrigo Boito( )

166 editions published between 1875 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 1,083 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Falstaff by Burton D Fisher( Book )

115 editions published between 1893 and 2014 in 13 languages and held by 877 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
Nerone by Arrigo Boito( )

79 editions published between 1957 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nerone: Tragedia in quattro atti. Completata di Arturo Toscanini
Otello by Burton D Fisher( Book )

118 editions published between 1887 and 2011 in 9 languages and held by 788 WorldCat member 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( )

68 editions published between 1881 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

81 editions published between 1876 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Verdi-Boito correspondence by Giuseppe Verdi( Book )

13 editions published between 1978 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 558 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 by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

44 editions published between 1974 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 543 WorldCat member 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
Otello : in full score by Giuseppe Verdi( )

5 editions published in 1986 in Italian and English and held by 467 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, an opera in four acts by Burton D Fisher( Book )

36 editions published between 1883 and 2007 in 7 languages and held by 161 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
Lettere by Arrigo Boito( Book )

4 editions published between 1932 and 2004 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arrigo Boito, musicista e letterato( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in Italian and held by 6 WorldCat member 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

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FalstaffMefistofele : opera in un prologo, quattro atti e un epilogoFalstaffOtelloSimon Boccanegra : melodramma in un prologo e tre attiLa gioconda : an opera in four actsThe Verdi-Boito correspondenceOtello