Bellini, Vincenzo (opera)
- Simon Maguire
- and Friedrich Lippmann
(b Catania, 3 Nov 1801; d Puteaux, nr Paris, 23 Sept 1835). Italian composer, a leading figure in early 19th-century opera, admired particularly for the graceful, expressive lines of his melodies.
Bellini was the eldest of seven children born to a family of musicians. His grandfather, Vincenzo Tobia Bellini, from the Abruzzi, had studied at a Naples conservatory and from ...