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Arrigo Boito

Arrigo Boito

Composer, librettist
 


(1842-1918)
Italian librettist, composer, poet and critic Arrigo Boito was an important figure in late 19th-century Italian musical life. He is best known today for his librettos for Verdi’s Otello and Falstaff and Ponchielli’s La Gioconda, and his own opera Mefistofele. He was born in Padua and was raised by his Polish mother in Venice. He studied at the Milan Conservatory, and many early works display his dual talent for words and music. After the initial failure of his Mefistofele at La Scala in 1868 he began to concentrate on his literary career, translating many German Lieder and operas into Italian and writing librettos for numerous Italian operas, including La Gioconda (1876). His collaboration with Verdi began in 1879; in addition to Otello (1887) and Falstaff (1893) he adapted Simon Boccanegra for revival in 1881 and made sketches for Re Lear, though never set by Verdi. In later life Boito also supported a number of young composers. He revised Mefistofele substantially for a performance in Bologna in 1875, in which form the work had more success and returned to La Scala in 1881. His second opera, Nerone, was never completed, though it occupied him fitfully for more than sixty years.

Performances

January 12. 18:00
contemporary opera 18 rehearsal
Giuseppe Verdi

OTELLO

Hungarian State Opera
January 18. 19:00
contemporary opera 18
Giuseppe Verdi

OTELLO

Hungarian State Opera
07. Lukács Gyöngyi season ticket
January 20. 19:00
contemporary opera 18
Giuseppe Verdi

OTELLO

Hungarian State Opera
40. Kertesi Ingrid season ticket
January 22. 11:00
contemporary opera 18
Giuseppe Verdi

OTELLO

Hungarian State Opera
08. Tokody Ilona season ticket