The subject is considered under five main sections: Part I – Boito the man Biographical detail. Part II – Boito the critic. Boito s ideas on music reform – Wagner s ideas on the subject. Part III – Boito the librettist. Main features of Boito S Libretti. Part IV – Boito, the librettist-composer of Mefistofele. The Development of the Faust Legend, from its origin up to Goethe s masterpiece. Romantic, modern and avant-garde works on the subject. Goethe S Play and Boito S Libretto. Analysis of the Libretto in relation to the original source. Relationship between music and poetry. Mefistofele, in the light of Boito s new conception of musical drama. Part V- Boito, the librettist-composer of Nerone. THE Libretto of Nerone: literary and historical sources. Neronian scores by musicians other that Boito. Analysis of the libretto.
|Degree Type||Masters degree|