This thesis focuses on Arrigo Boito as a librettist. It mainly considers his works from the linguistic point of view, but also investigates how the poetic style influenced the musical composition or, on the other side, if any poetic solution has been determined by the requirements of the composer (in this case Giuseppe Verdi or Boito himself). The first chapter presents an overview on the critical studies about Boito from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present. The second chapter, based on the author’s public and private writings, reconstructs his aesthetic and artistic conception and purposes: music, opera, canon and linguistic problems are mainly examined. The third chapter presents Boito’s working methods as a librettist (also considering the relations with the composers he worked with), some philological observations about melodramatic texts, and then illustrates the sources, the genesis and the evolutions of the two analyzed librettos: Mefistofele and Falstaff. The next two chapters, the main part of the thesis, describe these operas through a linguistic examination between the poetic and the musical texts; so it isn’t a systematic list that groups similar phenomena (as syntax, morphology, lexicon): they are presented following the dramaturgic plot of Mefistofele and Falstaff. The sixth chapter summarizes the linguistic and stylistic features of the two operas; short conclusions end the thesis.

Arrigo Boito librettista : un'indagine linguistica tra testo poetico e testo musicale / E. Buroni ; I. Bonomi, F. Spera. - : . DIPARTIMENTO DI STUDI LETTERARI, FILOLOGICI E LINGUISTICI, ex-DIPARTIMENTO DI FILOLOGIA MODERNA, ex-DIPARTIMENTO DI STORIA DELLE ARTI, DELLA MUSICA E DELLO SPETTACOLO, 2010 Feb. ((22. ciclo, Anno Accademico 2008/2009. [10.13130/buroni-edoardo_phd2010-02].

Arrigo Boito librettista : un'indagine linguistica tra testo poetico e testo musicale

E. Buroni
2010-02

Abstract

This thesis focuses on Arrigo Boito as a librettist. It mainly considers his works from the linguistic point of view, but also investigates how the poetic style influenced the musical composition or, on the other side, if any poetic solution has been determined by the requirements of the composer (in this case Giuseppe Verdi or Boito himself). The first chapter presents an overview on the critical studies about Boito from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present. The second chapter, based on the author’s public and private writings, reconstructs his aesthetic and artistic conception and purposes: music, opera, canon and linguistic problems are mainly examined. The third chapter presents Boito’s working methods as a librettist (also considering the relations with the composers he worked with), some philological observations about melodramatic texts, and then illustrates the sources, the genesis and the evolutions of the two analyzed librettos: Mefistofele and Falstaff. The next two chapters, the main part of the thesis, describe these operas through a linguistic examination between the poetic and the musical texts; so it isn’t a systematic list that groups similar phenomena (as syntax, morphology, lexicon): they are presented following the dramaturgic plot of Mefistofele and Falstaff. The sixth chapter summarizes the linguistic and stylistic features of the two operas; short conclusions end the thesis.
BONOMI, ILARIA
SPERA, FRANCESCO
Arrigo Boito ; libretti ; lingua ; italiano ; musica ; poesia ; Giuseppe Verdi ; Mefistofele ; Falstaff ; opera ; melodramma
Settore L-FIL-LET/12 - Linguistica Italiana
Settore L-ART/07 - Musicologia e Storia della Musica
Arrigo Boito librettista : un'indagine linguistica tra testo poetico e testo musicale / E. Buroni ; I. Bonomi, F. Spera. - : . DIPARTIMENTO DI STUDI LETTERARI, FILOLOGICI E LINGUISTICI, ex-DIPARTIMENTO DI FILOLOGIA MODERNA, ex-DIPARTIMENTO DI STORIA DELLE ARTI, DELLA MUSICA E DELLO SPETTACOLO, 2010 Feb. ((22. ciclo, Anno Accademico 2008/2009. [10.13130/buroni-edoardo_phd2010-02].
Doctoral Thesis
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