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Boito, Arrigo 1842-1918

Works: 1,188 works in 2,187 publications in 5 languages and 20,301 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Drama  Live sound recordings  Personal correspondence  Excerpts  Filmed performances  Librettos  Internet videos  Televised performances  Opera films 
Roles: Librettist, Author, Composer, Lyricist, Translator, Creator, Other, lbr, Performer, Bibliographic antecedent, Adapter, Editor, Musician
Classifications: M1500.V47, 782.1
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Most widely held works by Arrigo Boito
Falstaff by Giuseppe Verdi( )

53 editions published between 1950 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 2,473 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
Otello by Giuseppe Verdi( )

74 editions published between 1953 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 2,422 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 )

71 editions published between 1931 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,966 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
Verdi's Othello by Giuseppe Verdi( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1,456 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
La Gioconda by Amilcare Ponchielli( )

27 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 824 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( )

19 editions published between 1958 and 2009 in Italian and English and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded Dec. 1988 at Sala Abanella, Milan
The Verdi-Boito correspondence by Giuseppe Verdi( Book )

3 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in English and held by 539 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 )

10 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 481 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( )

5 editions published between 1912 and 1980 in Italian and No Linguistic content and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Otello by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in Italian and held by 359 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
Otello : lyric drama in four acts by Arrigo Boito( Book )

2 editions published in 1963 in Undetermined and English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Invitation to the dance by Symfonický orchester Čs. rozhlasu v Bratislave( )

1 edition published in 1988 in Undetermined and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Falstaff : (highlights) by Giuseppe Verdi( )

1 edition published in 2002 in Italian and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Playtime arts & crafts( )

1 edition published in 2001 and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classical music conducive to more time-intensive activities--great for listening and calm enough to keep your child's attention on their playtime fun
Nerone by Arrigo Boito( )

13 editions published between 1957 and 1996 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Otello by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

4 editions published between 1986 and 2003 in Italian and English and held by 261 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
Ero e leandro by Giovanni Bottesini( )

1 edition published in 2012 in Italian and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Otello by Giuseppe Verdi( )

1 edition published in 2013 in Italian and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coinciding with the 200th anniversary of Giuseppe Verdi's birthday, CSO Resound releases its second recording with Maestro Riccardo Muti featuring Verdi's second-to-last opera, Otello. Recorded live in concert at Symphony Center in 2011
Otello by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

1 edition published in 1986 in Italian and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Falstaff by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in Italian and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Verdi's Othello
The Verdi-Boito correspondenceFalstaff
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