- Friedrich Lippmann,
- Mary Ann Smart
- and Simon Maguire
(b Catania, 3 Nov 1801; d Puteaux, nr Paris, 23 Sept 1835). Italian composer. He was a leading figure in early 19th-century opera, noted for his expressive melodies and sensitive approach to text-setting.
Bellini was born into a musical family in Sicily, the eldest of seven children of Rosario Bellini (...