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ARRIGO BOITO  

(1842 - 1918)

Arrigo Boito is probably better known as a librettist than as a composer, especially for his texts for Verdi’s Simon Boccanegra and the Shakespearian Otello and Falstaff, as well as the libretto of Ponchielli’s La Gioconda.

Opera

Boito’s only completed opera, for which he wrote both words and music, was Mefistofele, based on Goethe’s Faust, a work to which he made considerable alterations. ‘Ave, Signor’, sung by Mephistopheles in the prologue, and the prison scene for the soprano Margherita (Gretchen) remain familiar recital items.

Box Set Release Catalogue Number
Die Welt der Oper Naxos 8.503061
Enjoy the Classics (Best of Naxos 1-4) Naxos 8.504003
VERDI Overtures & Opera Choruses Naxos 8.503042

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Role: Classical Composer 
Album Title
Catalogue No  Work Category 
BOITO, A.: Mefistofele (Furlanetto, Filianoti, Theodossiou, Palermo Teatro Massimo, Ranzani) Naxos
8.660248-49
Opera
BOITO, A.: Mefistofele (San Francisco Opera, 1989) (NTSC) Arthaus Musik
100415
Opera DVD
BOITO: Mefistofele (de Angelis, Favero, Melandri) (1931) Naxos Historical
8.110273-74
Opera
BOITO: Mefistofele (San Francisco Opera, 1989) (PAL) Arthaus Musik
100414
Opera DVD
CALLAS, Maria: Puccini Heroines / Lyric Arias (1954) Naxos Historical
8.111275
Opera
CARUSO, Enrico: Complete Recordings, Vol. 1 (1902-1903) Naxos Historical
8.110703
Opera
CHALIAPIN, Feodor: A Vocal Portrait (1907-1936) Naxos Historical
8.110748-49
Opera
Date with the Devil (Samuel Ramey) Naxos
8.555355
Opera
GIGLI, Beniamino: Gigli Edition, Vol. 1: Milan Recordings (1918-1919) Naxos Historical
8.110262
Opera
GIGLI, Beniamino: Gigli Edition, Vol. 2: Milan, Camden and New York Recordings (1919-1922) Naxos Historical
8.110263
Opera
GIGLI, Beniamino: Gigli Edition, Vol. 4: Camden and New York Recordings (1926-1927) Naxos Historical
8.110265
Opera
GIGLI, Beniamino: Gigli Edition, Vol. 14: London, Milan and Rio de Janeiro Recordings (1949, 1951) Naxos Historical
8.111103
Opera
GIORDANO: Andrea Chenier (La Scala) (1928-1931) Naxos Historical
8.110066-67
Opera
MCCORMACK, John: McCormack Edition, Vol. 3: The Acoustic Recordings (1912-1913) Naxos Historical
8.110330
Opera
Opera Arias (Bass): Hawlata, Franz - GOUNOD, C.-F. / SPOHR, L. / SCHUMANN, R. / MEYERBEER, G. / MUSSORGSKY, M.P. / BOITO, A. Capriccio
C10878
Opera
Opera Arias (Tenor): Vargas, Ramon - PONCHIELLI, A. / VERDI, G. / BOITO, A. / PUCCINI, G. / CILEA, F. / GOUNOD, C.-F. / MASSENET, J. / BERLIOZ, H. Capriccio
C5165
Opera
Opera Choruses - MOZART, W.A. / BEETHOVEN, L. / WEBER, C.M. von / WAGNER, R. / VERDI, G. / PUCCINI, G. (Bratislava National Opera Chorus, Anguelov) Oehms Classics
OC219
Opera
PUCCINI: Manon Lescaut (Albanese, Bjorling, Perlea) (1954) Naxos Historical
8.111030-31
Opera
Role: Lyricist 
Album Title
Catalogue No  Work Category 
A TO Z OF OPERA Naxos Educational
8.555037-38
Opera
ABBADO, Claudio: Jubilee Box (8-DVD Box Set) (NTSC) EuroArts
2059588
Opera DVD
BEST OF NAXOS 4 Naxos
8.550004
Opera
BEST OF NAXOS 7 Naxos
8.550007
Opera
BEST OF OPERA, VOL. 3 Naxos
8.553168
Opera
BJORLING, Jussi: Bjorling Collection, Vol. 4: Opera Arias and Duets (1945-1951) Naxos Historical
8.110788
Opera
BOITO, A.: Mefistofele (Furlanetto, Filianoti, Theodossiou, Palermo Teatro Massimo, Ranzani) Naxos
8.660248-49
Opera
BOITO, A.: Mefistofele (San Francisco Opera, 1989) (NTSC) Arthaus Musik
100415
Opera DVD
BOITO: Mefistofele (de Angelis, Favero, Melandri) (1931) Naxos Historical
8.110273-74
Opera
BOITO: Mefistofele (San Francisco Opera, 1989) (PAL) Arthaus Musik
100414
Opera DVD
CALLAS, Maria: Puccini Heroines / Lyric Arias (1954) Naxos Historical
8.111275
Opera
CARUSO, Enrico: Complete Recordings, Vol. 1 (1902-1903) Naxos Historical
8.110703
Opera, Vocal
CARUSO, Enrico: Complete Recordings, Vol. 5 (1908-1910) Naxos Historical
8.110720
Opera
CARUSO, Enrico: Complete Recordings, Vol. 8 (1913-1914) Naxos Historical
8.110726
Opera
CHALIAPIN, Feodor: A Vocal Portrait (1907-1936) Naxos Historical
8.110748-49
Opera
CLASSIC ARCHIVE: Celebrating Verdi (Blu-ray, HD) Ideale Audience
3079084
Opera DVD
CLASSIC ARCHIVE: Celebrating Verdi (NTSC) Ideale Audience
3079088
Opera DVD
COMEDY AND TRAGEDY - Classic Opera Productions from the Glyndebourne Festival (2002-2009) (NTSC) (6 DVD Box Set) Opus Arte
OA1059BD
Opera DVD
Date with the Devil (Samuel Ramey) Naxos
8.555355
Opera
DEUTSCHE OPER BERLIN - 100 Years (1912-2012) (6-DVD Box Set) (NTSC) Arthaus Musik
107522
Opera DVD
DISCOVER OPERA Naxos Educational
8.558196-97
Opera
DONIZETTI: Lucia di Lammermoor (Pagliughi, Malipiero) (1939) Naxos Historical
8.110150-51
Opera
EVENING WITH THE ROYAL OPERA (AN) (NTSC) Opus Arte
OA1086D
Opera DVD
FAMOUS OPERATIC CHORUSES (Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Rome) (1955) Naxos Classical Archives
9.80047
Opera
GIGLI, Beniamino: Gigli Edition, Vol. 1: Milan Recordings (1918-1919) Naxos Historical
8.110262
Opera
GIGLI, Beniamino: Gigli Edition, Vol. 2: Milan, Camden and New York Recordings (1919-1922) Naxos Historical
8.110263
Opera
GIGLI, Beniamino: Gigli Edition, Vol. 4: Camden and New York Recordings (1926-1927) Naxos Historical
8.110265
Opera
GIGLI, Beniamino: Gigli Edition, Vol. 14: London, Milan and Rio de Janeiro Recordings (1949, 1951) Naxos Historical
8.111103
Opera
GIORDANO: Andrea Chenier (La Scala) (1928-1931) Naxos Historical
8.110066-67
Opera
GLORIOUS GLYNDEBOURNE (Blu-ray, HD) Opus Arte
OABD7138D
Opera DVD
GLORIOUS GLYNDEBOURNE (NTSC) Opus Arte
OA1127D
Opera DVD
GLYNDEBOURNE DIAMONDS (1972-1979) (NTSC) Arthaus Musik
101109
Opera DVD
GRAN GALA DI VERDI (Mehta) (NTSC) EuroArts
2051058
Opera DVD
Great Singers Live (6 CD Box Set) BR-Klassik
900309
Opera
Great Singers Live: Price, Margaret BR-Klassik
900305
Opera
HANSEN, Ib: Kongelig Kammersanger (1959 - 1983) Naxos Historical
8.112003
Opera
Italian Opera Choruses Naxos
8.553963
Opera
Largo al Factotum Naxos
8.555922DX
Opera
LARGO AL FACTOTUM: Great Operatic Arias for Baritone Naxos
8.555922
Opera
MCCORMACK, John: McCormack Edition, Vol. 3: The Acoustic Recordings (1912-1913) Naxos Historical
8.110330
Opera
MELBA, Nellie: American Recordings, Vol. 2 (1909-1910) Naxos Historical
8.110335
Opera
MELBA, Nellie: American Recordings, Vol. 3 (1907-1916) Naxos Historical
8.110336
Opera
MELBA, Nellie: London and Middlesex Recordings (1921-1926) Naxos Historical
8.110780
Opera
MUSICAL JOURNEY (A) - FLORENCE: A Musical Tour of the City's Past and Present (NTSC) Naxos
2.110513
Opera DVD
NESSUN DORMA - ARIAS FOR TENOR Naxos
8.571086
Opera
NUCCI, Leo: Thirty Years at La Scala (PAL) C Major
700109
Opera DVD
Opera Arias (Baritone): Hakala, Tommi - VERDI, G. / WAGNER, R. / LEONCAVALLO, R. / PUCCINI, G. / GIORDANO, U. / GOUNOD, C.F. / MOZART, W.A. Ondine
ODE1048-2
Opera
Opera Arias (Bass): Hawlata, Franz - GOUNOD, C.-F. / SPOHR, L. / SCHUMANN, R. / MEYERBEER, G. / MUSSORGSKY, M.P. / BOITO, A. Capriccio
C10878
Opera
Opera Arias (Soprano): Borsi, Maria Luigia - PUCCINI, G. / VERDI, G. / CATALANI, A. / RESPIGHI, O. (Italian Soprano Arias) Naxos
8.573412
Opera
Opera Arias (Soprano): Kozlowska, Joanna - PUCCINI, G. / VERDI, G. (Verdi and Puccini Arias) CD Accord
CDAccordACD135
Opera
Opera Arias (Soprano): Monte, Toti dal - MOZART, W.A. / ROSSINI, G. / BELLINI, V. / DONIZETTI, G. (A Tribute) (1924-1941) Newton Classics
NC8802170
Opera
Opera Arias (Tenor): Todorovich, Zoran - VERDI, G. / PUCCINI, G. / WAGNER, R. (Arias) Oehms Classics
OC793
Opera
Opera Arias (Tenor): Vargas, Ramon - PONCHIELLI, A. / VERDI, G. / BOITO, A. / PUCCINI, G. / CILEA, F. / GOUNOD, C.-F. / MASSENET, J. / BERLIOZ, H. Capriccio
C5165
Opera
Opera Arias / Songs (Baritone): Tibbett, Lawrence - BIZET, G. / LEONCAVALLO, R. / ROSSINI, G. / SPEAKS, O. / WOLFE, J. (1928-1940) Delos
DE5500
Opera
Opera Choruses - MOZART, W.A. / BEETHOVEN, L. / WEBER, C.M. von / WAGNER, R. / VERDI, G. / PUCCINI, G. (Bratislava National Opera Chorus, Anguelov) Oehms Classics
OC219
Opera
OPERA EXCLUSIVE - Giuseppe Verdi (NTSC) TDKDVD
DVWW-GOLDBOX9
Opera DVD
OPERA EXCLUSIVE - VIENNA STATE OPERA (NTSC) Arthaus Musik
DVWW-GOLDBOX1
Opera DVD
OPERA GALA (Mattila, Garanca, Isokoski, Uusitalo, Hakala, Hynninen) Ondine
ODE1139-2F
Opera
Operatic Duets for Tenor and Baritone Naxos
8.553030
Opera
Pearl Fishers and Other Famous Operatic Duets Naxos
8.555797
Opera
PONSELLE, Rosa: American Recordings, Vol. 1 (1923-1929) Naxos Historical
8.111138
Opera
PONSELLE, Rosa: Rosa Ponselle Sings Verdi (1918-1928) Naxos Historical
8.110728
Opera
PUCCINI, G.: Boheme (La) (Callas, Di Stefano, La Scala, Votto) (1956) Naxos Historical
8.111332-33
Opera
PUCCINI, G.: Tabarro (Il) (Gobbi, Mas, Prandelli) (1955) Naxos Historical
8.111307
Opera
PUCCINI: Madama Butterfly (Gigli, Dal Monte) (1939) Naxos Historical
8.110183-84
Opera
PUCCINI: Manon Lescaut (Albanese, Bjorling, Perlea) (1954) Naxos Historical
8.111030-31
Opera
RICCARDO MUTI AT LA SCALA (6 DVD Box Set) (NTSC) Arthaus Musik
107543
Opera DVD
SOPRANO ARIAS FROM ITALIAN OPERAS (Miriam Gauci) Naxos
8.550606
Opera
TEATRO ALLA SCALA: The Opera Classics - MOZART, W.A.: Le Nozze di Figaro / DONIZETTI, G.: Maria Stuarda / VERDI, G.:Simon Boccanegra (4-DVD Set)(NTSC) Arthaus Musik
107535
Opera DVD
TENOR ARIAS (Janez Lotric) Naxos
8.555920
Opera
VERDI (THE BEST OF) Naxos
8.556669
Opera
VERDI (THE VERY BEST OF) Naxos
8.552121-22
Opera
VERDI ALLA SCALA, Vol. 1 - Cori, Preludi, Sinfonie (1931-1961) La Scala Memories
9788865440216
Opera
VERDI EDITION (THE) (17-DVD Box Set) (NTSC) Opus Arte
OA1105BD
Opera DVD
VERDI GALA FROM BERLIN (A) (Abbado) (NTSC) EuroArts
2050858
Opera DVD
VERDI, G.: Arias (Hvorostovsky) Delos
DE3292
Opera
VERDI, G.: Falstaff (Giulini) (1955) ICA Classics
ICAC5061
Opera
VERDI, G.: Falstaff (Glyndebourne, 1976) (NTSC) Arthaus Musik
102315
Opera DVD
VERDI, G.: Falstaff (Glyndebourne, 2009) (Blu-ray, HD) Opus Arte
OABD7053D
Opera DVD
VERDI, G.: Falstaff (Glyndebourne, 2009) (NTSC) Opus Arte
OA1021D
Opera DVD
VERDI, G.: Falstaff (Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, 2006) (NTSC) Arthaus Musik
107309
Opera DVD
VERDI, G.: Falstaff (Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, 2006) (NTSC) TDKDVD
DVWW-OPFALF
Opera DVD
VERDI, G.: Falstaff (Pfalztheater Kaiserslautern, 2010) (NTSC) Arthaus Musik
101537
Opera DVD
VERDI, G.: Falstaff (Studio production, 1963) (NTSC) Arthaus Musik
101507
Opera DVD
VERDI, G.: Falstaff (Teatro Regio di Parma, 2011) (Blu-ray, HD) C Major
725304
Opera DVD
VERDI, G.: Falstaff (Teatro Regio di Parma, 2011) (NTSC) C Major
725208
Opera DVD
VERDI, G.: Falstaff (Zurich Opera, 2011) (Blu-ray, HD) C Major
711204
Opera DVD
VERDI, G.: Falstaff (Zurich Opera, 2011) (NTSC) C Major
711108
Opera DVD
VERDI, G.: Opera Arias (Hawlata, bass) Capriccio
C10823
Opera
VERDI, G.: Opera Arias (Viva Moniuszko, Viva Verdi) (Ulas, Wolna) CD Accord
CDAccordACD095
Opera
VERDI, G.: Opera Selection - La traviata / Simon Boccanegra / Aida (3 Blu-ray Disc Box Set) Arthaus Musik
108074
Opera DVD
VERDI, G.: Opera Selection, "Shakespeare" - Otello / Macbeth / Falstaff (3 DVD Box Set) (NTSC) Arthaus Musik
107534
Opera DVD
VERDI, G.: Opera Selection, Vol. 2 - Aida / Nabucco / Simon Boccanegra (4 DVD Box Set) (NTSC) Arthaus Musik
107526
Opera DVD
VERDI, G.: Otello (Deutsche Oper Berlin, 1962) (NTSC) Arthaus Musik
101644
Opera DVD
VERDI, G.: Otello (La Fenice, 2013) (Blu-ray, HD) C Major
716604
Opera DVD
VERDI, G.: Otello (La Fenice, 2013) (NTSC) C Major
716508
Opera DVD
VERDI, G.: Otello (La Scala, 2001) (NTSC) Arthaus Musik
107090
Opera DVD
VERDI, G.: Otello (Liceu, 2006) (Blu-ray, HD) Opus Arte
OABD7041D
Opera DVD
VERDI, G.: Otello (Liceu, 2006) (NTSC) Opus Arte
OA0963D
Opera DVD
VERDI, G.: Otello (Salzburg Festival, 2008) (Blu-ray, HD) C Major
701504
Opera DVD
VERDI, G.: Otello (Salzburg Festival, 2008) (Blu-ray, HD) C Major
725104
Opera DVD
VERDI, G.: Otello (Salzburg Festival, 2008) (NTSC) C Major
725008
Opera DVD
VERDI, G.: Otello (Salzburg Festival, 2008) (NTSC) C Major
701408
Opera DVD
VERDI, G.: Othello (Otello) (Komische Oper, 1969) (sung in German) (Felsenstein Edition) (NTSC) Arthaus Musik
101291
Opera DVD
VERDI, G.: Othello (Studio Production, 1965) (NTSC) Arthaus Musik
101505
Opera DVD
VERDI, G.: Simon Boccanegra (Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, 2002) (NTSC) Arthaus Musik
107073
Opera DVD
VERDI, G.: Simon Boccanegra (Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, 2002) (NTSC) TDKDVD
DVUS-OPSIBO
Opera DVD
VERDI, G.: Simon Boccanegra (Teatro Comunale di Bologna, 2007) (Blu-ray, Full-HD) Arthaus Musik
101308
Opera DVD
VERDI, G.: Simon Boccanegra (Teatro Comunale di Bologna, 2007) (NTSC) Arthaus Musik
101307
Opera DVD
VERDI, G.: Simon Boccanegra (Teatro Regio di Parma, 2010) (Blu-ray, HD) C Major
724104
Opera DVD
VERDI, G.: Simon Boccanegra (Teatro Regio di Parma, 2010) (NTSC) C Major
724008
Opera DVD
VERDI, G.: Simon Boccanegra (Vienna State Opera, 2002) (NTSC) Arthaus Musik
107151
Opera DVD
VERDI, G.: Simon Boccanegra (Vienna State Opera, 2002) (NTSC) TDKDVD
DVWW-OPSIBOW
Opera DVD
VERDI, G.: Tutto Verdi - The Complete Operas (27 Disc Box Set) (Blu-ray, HD) C Major
721904
Opera DVD
VERDI, G.: Tutto Verdi - The Complete Operas (30 DVD Box Set) (NTSC) C Major
721808
Opera DVD
VERDI, G.: Tutto Verdi - The Operas, Vol. 3 (1855-1893) (11 DVD Box Set) (NTSC) C Major
726208
Opera DVD
VERDI, G.: Tutto Verdi - The Operas, Vol. 3 (1855-1893) (8 Blu-ray Disc Set) (Blu-ray, HD) C Major
726304
Opera DVD
VERDI: Falstaff EuroArts
2051279
Opera DVD
VERDI: Falstaff (Glyndebourne, 1976) (NTSC) Arthaus Musik
101083
Opera DVD
VERDI: Falstaff (Highlights) Naxos
8.555846
Opera
VERDI: Falstaff (La Scala) (1932) Naxos Historical
8.110198-99
Opera
VERDI: Falstaff (PAL) Arthaus Musik
100344
Opera DVD
VERDI: Falstaff (PAL) Arthaus Musik
100345
Opera DVD
VERDI: Falstaff (Royal Opera House, 1999) (NTSC) Opus Arte
OA0823D
Opera DVD
VERDI: Falstaff (Royal Opera House, 1999) (PAL) Opus Arte
OA0812D
Opera DVD
VERDI: Falstaff (Teatro Verdi di Busseto, 2001) (PAL) TDKDVD
DV-OPFAL
Opera DVD
VERDI: Falstaff / Rigoletto / Il trovatore (Royal Opera House) (NTSC) Opus Arte
OA0980BD
Opera DVD
VERDI: Opera Choruses Naxos
8.550241
Opera
VERDI: Otello TDKDVD
DV-OPOTEL
Opera DVD
VERDI: Otello TDKDVD
DVUS-OPOTEL
Opera DVD
VERDI: Otello (Martinelli, Rethberg, Panizza)(1938) Naxos Historical
8.111018-19
Opera
VERDI: Otello (NTSC) Arthaus Musik
100347
Opera DVD
VERDI: Otello (PAL) Arthaus Musik
100346
Opera DVD
VERDI: Otello (Royal Opera House, 1992) (NTSC) Opus Arte
OAR3102D
Opera DVD
VERDI: Otello (Vinay, Nelli, Toscanini) (1947) Naxos Historical
8.111320-21
Opera
VERDI: Rigoletto (Bjorling, R. Peters, Merrill) (1956) Naxos Historical
8.111276-77
Opera
VERDI: Rigoletto (Warren, Berger) (1950) Naxos Historical
8.110148-49
Opera
VERDI: Simon Boccanegra TDKDVD
DV-OPSIBO
Opera DVD
VIENNA STATE OPERA LIVE - MOZART, W.A.: Don Giovanni / VERDI, G.: Simon Boccanegra / MASSENET, J.: Werther (3-DVD Box Set) (NTSC) Arthaus Musik
107531
Opera DVD
Vocal Music - CHARPENTIER, G. / VERDI, G. / PUCCINI, G. / GOUNOD, C. (My Soul Enraptured …) (Guryakova, Russian Philharmonia, Orbelian) Delos
DE3282
Opera
Vocal Recital: Ackte, Aino - VERDI, G. / WAGNER, R. / GOUNOD / GRIEG, E. / MESSAGER / MERIKANTO / SCHUMANN, R. (Collected Recordings, 1902-1913) Ondine
ODE883-2
Opera
Vocal Recital: Volle, Michael - HANDEL, G.F. / MOZART, W.A. / SCHUBERT, F. / WAGNER, R. / VERDI, G. (A Portrait) BR-Klassik
900312
Opera
WALDBUHNE IN BERLIN 1996 - Italian Night (Gheorghiu, Larin, Terfel, Abbado) (PAL) Arthaus Musik
107154
Opera DVD
WALTER FELSENSTEIN EDITION (Komische Oper, 1956-76) (NTSC) Arthaus Musik
101345
Opera DVD
WALTER FELSENSTEIN EDITION (Komische Oper, 1956-76) (NTSC) (Deluxe Limited Edition) Arthaus Musik
101305
Opera DVD




 
 
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