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Arrigo Boito (1842–1918)

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Author of what are considered two of the greatest librettos ever written for the operatic stage, those for Giuseppe Verdi's "Otello" and "Falstaff". Both operas were adapted from plays by William Shakespeare, and are the most faithful operatic treatments of Shakespeare up to that time. In "Otello", based on "Othello", Boito omitted the scenes with... See more trivia »

Died:

(age 76) in Milan, Lombardy, Italy

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Known For

Otello
Otello Writer
(1986)
La Gioconda
La Gioconda Writer
(1979)
Otello
Otello Writer
(1992)

Filmography

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 2010-2015 The Metropolitan Opera HD Live (TV Series) (libretto - 4 episodes)
- Verdi: Otello (2015) ... (libretto)
- Verdi: Falstaff (2013) ... (libretto - uncredited)
- Verdi: Otello (2012) ... (libretto - uncredited)
- Verdi: Simon Boccanegra (2010) ... (libretto - uncredited)
 2014 Mefistofele (libretto by)
 2012 Otello (libretto)
 2010 Simon Boccanegra (TV Movie) (revised by)
 2009 Falstaff (TV Movie) (libretto)
 2008 Otello (TV Movie) (libretto)
 2007 La Gioconda (TV Movie) (libretto)
 2006 La Gioconda (Video) (libretto by - as Tobia Gorrio)
 2006/II Falstaff (TV Movie) (libretto)
 2005 La Gioconda (TV Movie) (libretto)
 2003 Otello (TV Movie)
 2003 Falstaff (TV Movie) (opera libretto)
 2002/I Simon Boccanegra (TV Movie) (with)
 2001 Falstaff (TV Movie) (libretto)
 2001/I Otello (TV Movie) (libretto)
 2001/II Otello (TV Movie) (libretto)
 1999 Falstaff (TV Movie) (libretto)
 1998 Simon Boccanegra (TV Movie) (libretto)
 1978-1996 The Metropolitan Opera Presents (TV Series) (libretto - 5 episodes)
- Otello (1996) ... (libretto)
- Simon Boccanegra (1995) ... (libretto)
- Falstaff (1992) ... (libretto)
- Otello (1979) ... (libretto)
- Otello (1978) ... (libretto - uncredited)
 1992 Otello (TV Movie) (libretto)
 1989 Il Mefistofele (TV Movie) (libretto)
 1989 Great Performances (TV Series) (by - 1 episode)
 1988 La Gioconda (TV Movie) (libretto)
 1987 Falstaff (TV Movie) (libretto)
 1986 La Gioconda (TV Movie) (text by)
 1986 Otello (libretto)
 1985 Simon Boccanegra (TV Movie) (libretto)
 1982 Falstaff (TV Movie) (libretto)
 1982 Giuseppe Verdi: Falstaff (TV Movie) (libretto)
 1982 Otello (TV Movie) (libretto)
 1979 Falstaff (libretto)
 1979 La Gioconda (TV Movie) (libretto)
 1978 Simon Boccanegra (TV Movie) (libretto)
 1976 Verdi's Falstaff (TV Movie) (libretto)
 1976 Otello (TV Movie) (libretto)
 1974 Otello (libretto)
 1962 Otello (TV Movie) (libretto)
 1961 Festival (TV Series) (libretto - 1 episode)
- Falstaff (1961) ... (libretto)
 1959 Otello (TV Movie) (libretto)
 1958 La Gioconda (libretto)
 1958 Otello (libretto)
 1956 Falstaff (TV Movie) (libretto)
 1950 Faust and the Devil (after: "Mefistofele")
 1948 Otello (TV Movie) (libretto)
 1944 Hymn of the Nations (Short documentary) (libretto - uncredited)
 1918 Nerone e Agrippina (book "Nerone")
 1913 The Iron Fist (libretto for opera Otello)
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Tobia Gorrio
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Trivia:

Author of what are considered two of the greatest librettos ever written for the operatic stage, those for Giuseppe Verdi's "Otello" and "Falstaff". Both operas were adapted from plays by William Shakespeare, and are the most faithful operatic treatments of Shakespeare up to that time. In "Otello", based on "Othello", Boito omitted the scenes with Brabantio (Desdemona's father), but otherwise ... See more »

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