Italian Romantic composer Gaetano Donizetti (1797-1848) wrote chamber, piano, and church music as well as various songs. However, he is most remembered for his many operas, some of which are still standards in the repertoire, or which have various portions beloved by specific parts. Notable operas include Lucrezia Borgia, Lucia di Lamermoor (from the Sir Walter Scott novel), Don Pasquale, L'elisir d'amore, La Favorita, and La Fille du régiment (The Daughter of the Regiment).
Directory of mp3s on the internet that have been made available by the performing artists.
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.
The Donizetti Society aims to promote interest, learning and understanding in the works of Gaetano Donizetti and the operatic life of his times. Portrait, biography, compositions, and recordings.
Brief biographical sketch, summary of operas, caricature, and Naxos discography.
Biography, portrait, pictures of his tomb at the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, Bergamo, Italy, and interactive homages.
Wikipedia article with list of operas, including some with extended plot summaries and casting information.
Filmography listing almost 80 movies using or based upon his works from the Internet Movie Database (IMDB).
Classical Net's Basic Repertoire summary of recommended opera recordings.
Entry at the Lied and Art Songs Text Pages with list of vocal works linked to Italian lyrics, many also having English translations.
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