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Boito, Arrigo

Born: 1842 AD
Died: 1918 AD
Nationality: Italian
Categories: Composers, Librettists, Poets

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.