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Arrigo Boïto

Arrigo Boito (Italian: [arˈriːɡo ˈbɔito]; 24 February 1842 – 10 June 1918) (whose original name was Enrico Giuseppe Giovanni Boito and who wrote essays under the anagrammatic pseudonym of Tobia Gorrio) was an Italian poet, journalist, novelist, librettist and composer, best known today for his libretti, especially those for Giuseppe Verdi's last two monumental operas Otello and Falstaff (not to mention Amilcare Ponchielli's operatic masterpiece La Gioconda) and his own opera Mefistofele. Along with Emilio Praga and his own brother Camillo Boito, he is regarded as one of the prominent representatives of the Scapigliatura artistic movement.

Birth and Death Data: Born February 24th, 1842 (Padua), Died June 10th, 1918 (Milan)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1900 - 1929

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, librettist

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 75 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]546 7-in. 12/3/1900 Mefistofele : Serenata Rosalia Chalia ; Jane Frankel Vocal duet (soprano and contralto) composer  
Victor C-2817 12-in. 10/17/1905 Mefistofele selection Arthur Pryor's Band Band composer  
Victor C-3633 12-in. 7/27/1906 L'altra notte Elda Cavalieri Soprano vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor C-4536 12-in. 5/28/1907 Mefistofele : Epilogo Florencio Constantino ; Victor Orchestra Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-5056 12-in. 2/3/1908 L'altra notte Geraldine Farrar ; Victor Orchestra Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-8550 10-in. 1/13/1910 Ave signor! Marcel Journet Bass vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-8553 12-in. 1/14/1910 Son lo spirito Marcel Journet ; Victor Orchestra Bass vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-9842 10-in. 1/24/1911 Giunto sul passo estremo Alberto Amadi Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-9843 10-in. 1/24/1911 Dai campi Alberto Amadi Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-12574 12-in. 11/5/1912 Mefistofele : Selezione Vessella's Italian Band Band composer  
Victor B-12705 10-in. 12/11/1912 Dai campi, dai prati John McCormack Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-12706 10-in. 12/11/1912 Giunto sul passo John McCormack Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-12913 12-in. 2/13/1913 Lontano, lontano Edmond Clément ; Geraldine Farrar Vocal duet (soprano and tenor), with orchestra composer  
Victor B-22248 10-in. 9/23/1918 Giunto sul passo estremo Carlos Mejía Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-24609 12-in. 10/4/1920 L'altra notte Frances Alda Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra librettist, composer  
Victor B-24782 10-in. 1/5/1921 Dai campi, dai prati Beniamino Gigli Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-24782 10-in. 2/23/1927 Dai campi, dai prati Beniamino Gigli Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-24783 10-in. 1/5/1921 Epilogo : Giunto sul passo estremo Beniamino Gigli Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-24783 10-in. 2/23/1927 Giunto sul passo estremo Beniamino Gigli Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-27089 10-in. 3/15/1927 Ave Signor! Fyodor Ivanovich Chaliapin Bass vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-27089 10-in. 11/22/1922 Ave signor! Fyodor Ivanovich Chaliapin Bass vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor CVE-46380 12-in. 11/14/1928 Prologue Creatore's Band Band composer  
Victor CVE-48405 12-in. 11/26/1928 Selections from Mefistofele Creatore's Band Band composer  
Columbia 1748 10-in. Jan.-Mar. 1904 Giunto sul passo Ferruccio Giannini ; Royal Italian Marine Band Tenor vocal solo, with band composer  
Columbia 79636 10-in. 1/11/1921 Barcarolle Riccardo Stracciari Baritone vocal solo, with male vocal chorus and orchestra librettist  
(Results 1-25 of 75 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Boïto, Arrigo," accessed July 25, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102666.

Boïto, Arrigo. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 25, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102666.

"Boïto, Arrigo." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 25 July 2021.

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