Arrigo Boito

Arrigo Boito

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Arrigo Boito, aka Enrico Giuseppe Giovanni Boito, pseudonym Tobia Gorrio, was an Italian poet, journalist, novelist and composer, best known today for his libretti, especially those for Giuseppe Verdi's operas Otello and Falstaff, and his own opera Mefistofele. Born in Padua, the son of Silvestro Boito, an Italian painter of miniatures and his wife, a Polish countess, J zefina Radoli ska, Boito studied music at the Milan Conservatory with Alberto Mazzucato until 1861. In 1866 he fought under Giuseppe Garibaldi in the Seven Weeks War in which the Kingdom of Italy and Prussia fought against Austria, after which Venice was ceded to Italy. His only finished opera, Mefistofele, based on Goethe's Faust, was given its first performance on 5 March 1868, at La Scala, Milan. The premiere, which he conducted himself, was badly received, provoking riots and duels over its supposed "Wagnerism," and it was closed by the police after two performancesshow more

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  • Paperback | 172 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 10mm | 259g
  • Miss Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136658526
  • 9786136658520