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[boi-toh; Italian baw-ee-taw] /ˈbɔɪ toʊ; Italian ˈbɔ i tɔ/
[uh-ree-goh;; Italian ahr-ree-gaw] /əˈri goʊ;; Italian ɑrˈri gɔ/ (Show IPA),
1842–1918, Italian opera composer, poet, and novelist. Unabridged
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  • Boito is most happily inspired by Margaret, and the two scenes in which she appears are masterpieces of beauty and pathos.

    The Opera R.A. Streatfeild
  • Rafael stared in open-mouthed wonderment at the signatures of the old Verdi and of Boito.

    The Torrent Vicente Blasco Ibaez
  • The third opera was Boito's Mefistofele, for which 8,000 reserved seats were sold.

    The Mapleson Memoirs, vol I James H. Mapleson
  • An actual depiction, or a direct expression (such as is attempted in the prologue of Boito's Mefistofele) was thereby avoided.

  • This is a hint to musicians of the school of Wagner—to that rare dramatic genius, Boito!

  • This, one of the few passages in the libretto not immediately derived from Shakespeare, is a triumph on Boito's part.

    The Opera R.A. Streatfeild
  • Then follows a charming episode, another of Boito's interpolations, in which a band of Cypriotes bring flowers to Desdemona.

    The Opera R.A. Streatfeild
  • Boito's libretto is, perhaps, the best written and planned book ever presented to a composer.

    Verdi: Man and Musician Frederick James Crowest
British Dictionary definitions for Boito


/Italian ˈbɔːito/
Arrigo (arˈriɡo). 1842–1918, Italian operatic composer and librettist, whose works include the opera Mefistofele (1868) and the librettos for Verdi's Otello and Falstaff
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