The bel canto operas of Rossini, Donizetti, and Bellini
Includes all the operas of Rossini, Donizetti, and Bellini, describing the circumstances of each opera's first performance, discussing the libretto, outlining the plot, and giving an analysis of the music.
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From Tancredi to Sigismondo
From Elisabetta regina dInghilterra to Otello
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Act I finale acts Principal characters Adelson e Salvini Adina allegro andante Andrea Leone Tottola Anna Bolena aria Arturo audience Barbiere di Siviglia baritone bass beginning Bellini Bergamo Bianca Bruschino cabaletta Capuleti Capuleti e i Montecchi Caterina cavatina century place composer composer's concert performance December Domenico Donizetti dramatic duet Elisabetta Enrico ensemble Ernesto father Fausta Felice Romani Fernando Filippo followed French Gaetano Gianni Giovanni Giuseppe heard impresario Isabella Colbran Italian Joan Sutherland King larghetto later librettist libretto London Lucia Luigi Maometto marry Matilde melody mezzo-soprano Milan Moise Montserrat Caballe Mose Naples Norma one-act opening chorus opera seria Otello overture Pasquale play plot Poliuto premiere quartet Queen recitative revived Riccardo role Rome Rossini Scala scene score Semiramide solo soprano staged in Paris stretta sung Tancredi Teatro La Fenice Teatro San Carlo tenor Theatre three acts Principal title-role trio Venice Vienna vocal write wrote Zaira