Italian Romantic period composer Vincenzo Salvatore Carmelo Francesco Bellini (1801-1835) helped to shape nineteenth century Italian opera during his brief life. His treatment of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet in I Capuleti e i Montecchi was the first to maintain popularity. Other operas include Norma, La Sonnambula, and I Puritani. His Oboe Concerto also stayed somewhat popular.
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Bel Canto: The Opera of Vincenzo Bellini
Portrait, chronology, quotes, suggested reading and recordings, and further resources from Humanities Web.
Bellini, Vincenzo (1801 - 1835)
Brief biography, caricature, summary of operas and recommended Naxos recordings.
Bellini, Vincenzo (1801 - 1835), Italy
Biographical data, recommended CDs, books and sheet music, bibliography, and links to biographical essays from Dr. Estrella's Incredibly Abridged Dictionary of Composers.
Classical Music Archives: Vincenzo Bellini
Biography from the Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music. Complete files offered in MIDI, MP3, and Windows Media audio formats, including live recordings of featured artists.
Grave of Vincenzo Bellini
Find a Grave brief biography with photographs of his tomb in Catania Church, Catania, Italy.
Biography, links, and directory of free MP3 audio files from Classic Cat.
Wikipedia article with life, works, important operas, other Bel Canto composers, and additional internal references to related people and topics.
List of films using his music, including the 1935 biographical movie Casta Diva, from the Internet Movie Database (IMDb).
Recommended works and recordings from the Classical Net Basic Repertoire List.
Entry at the Lied and Art Songs Text Page with list of vocal works linked to lyrics, most having English translations.
Vincenzo Salvatore Carmelo Francesco Bellini
Listing of operas with links to details of La Sonnambula, creators of roles, portraits, and related sites. Includes bibliographic references.
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