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Boito, Arrigo

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Born: 1842 AD
Died: 1918 AD, at 76 years of age.

Nationality: Italian
Categories: Composers, Librettists, Poets

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1842 - Born on the 24th of February in Padua.

 

Boito studied music at the Milan Conservatoire.

 

1868 - Premiere of his finished opera, Mefistofele, based on Goethe's Faust at La Scala, Milan.

 

1875 - His second premiere was held in Bologna on 10th of April.

 

1881 - Premiered his revised libretto for Verdi's unwieldy Simon Boccanegra.

 

1887 - He provided subtle and resonant libretti for Verdi's last masterpieces, Otello and Falstaff (1893).

 

1889-1897 - Served as director of the Parma Conservatoire.

 

1918 - He died in Milan on the 10th of June and was interred there in the Cimitero Monumentale.

 

1948 - A memorial concert was given in his honor at La Scala.

 

 

 


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