Arrigo Boito

Arrigo Boito

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    Poet, novelist, and composer, Boito is known for the single opera he completed, Mefistofele. Like Rossini, who wrote three dozen operas by his mid-thirties, and spent the next 40 years of his life unable or unwilling to complete another, Boito underwent some kind of crisis early, and worked 54 years unsuccessfully at completing his second opera. As a student at the Milan Conservatory, Boito was awarded a stipend after winning composition prizes that enabled him to travel and s... Read more

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