Arrigo Boito

Arrigo Boito

  • Born
    24th February 1842
  • Died
    10th June 1918
  • Birthplace
    Padua, Italy
Arrigo Boito (Italian: [arˈriɡo ˈbɔito]; ) (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 andcomposer, best known today for his libretti, especially those for Giuseppe Verdi's operas Otello and Falstaff, and his own operaMefistofele. Along with Emilio Praga, he is regarded as one of the prominent representatives of the Scapigliatura artistic movement.

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