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[boi-toh; Italian baw-ee-taw]
  1. Ar·ri·go [uh-ree-goh; Italian ahr-ree-gaw] /əˈri goʊ; Italian ɑrˈri gɔ/, 1842–1918, Italian opera composer, poet, and novelist.
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Examples from the Web for boito

Historical Examples

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

    The Mapleson Memoirs, vol I

    James H. Mapleson

  • Rafael stared in open-mouthed wonderment at the signatures of the old Verdi and of Boito.

    The Torrent

    Vicente Blasco Ibaez

  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for boito


  1. 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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