Vincenzo Bellini

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Born: 3 November 1801, Catania, Italy

Died: 23 September 1835, Puteaux, France

 

One of the big three Italian bel canto composers.  Famous for his long vocal lines and delicate melancholy.  Died young (only 33).


OPERAS

  1.  Adelson e Salvini (1825)
  2. Bianca e Gernando (1826)
    • Revised as Bianca e Fernando (1828)
  3. Il pirata (1827)
  4. La straniera (1829)
  5. Zaira (1829)
  6. I Capuleti e i Montecchi (1830)
  7. La sonnambula (1831)
  8. Norma (1831)
  9. Beatrice di Tenda (1833)
  10. I puritani (1835)