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Donizetti, Gaetano 1797-1848

Works: 19,872 works in 41,911 publications in 16 languages and 161,786 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Live sound recordings  Operas  Biography  History  Filmed operas  Manuscripts  Librettos  Concert television programs  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Composer, Librettist, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Musician, Honoree, Contributor, Creator, Compiler, Conductor, Performer, Originator, Arranger, Correspondent, Compositor, Signer, Recipient, Former owner, Adapter, 235, Donor, Singer
Classifications: M1500.D66, 782.1
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Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )

1,066 editions published between 1898 and 2016 in 11 languages and held by 8,569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is Maria Callas's only broadcast from the stage of the Met. Hearing "La Divina" in an actual performance is a unique thrill, and Lucia is a huge part of the palpable Callas mystique. Donizetti's bloody tale of the Scottish lass torn from her true love and forced into an arranged marriage, only to go mad and murder her bridegroom on their wedding night, was the perfect vehicle for Callas's wizardry. Her haunting voice simply becomes Lucia's--every facet of emotion so pronounced that we cannot escape her spell
L'elisir d'amore by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )

489 editions published between 1905 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 4,718 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Schippers leads a superlative cast in one of Donizetti's most beloved comic operas. This two disc set was taken from a live performance on March 5, 1966 and features Carlo Bergonzi as Nemorino and Roberta Peters as Adina
Don Pasquale by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )

424 editions published between 1930 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 3,444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a wealthy old bachelor decides to take a pretty young wife, he is--this being opera--in for trouble. Especially when that wife is the enchanting Reri Grist. Fernando Corena sings the matrimonially inclined title hero, whose plan to disinherit his nephew--the suave, mesmerizing Alfredo Kraus--backfires with more than a little help from Tom Krause's Dr. Malatesta
Anna Bolena by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )

257 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 2,304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anna Bolena: Tragedia lirica in due atti. Libretto: Felice Romani
Lucia di Lammermoor = The bride of Lammermoor : opera in three acts by Gaetano Donizetti( )

326 editions published between 1800 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 2,286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Libretto basado en "The bride of Lammermoor" de Sir Walter Scott
Maria Stuarda by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )

223 editions published between 1900 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maria Stuarda: Tragedia lirica in tre atti. Libretto: Giuseppe Bardari
Lucrezia Borgia by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )

162 editions published between 1897 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on Victor Hugo's most sensational play, 'Lucrece Borgia', a scandalous tale of murder, torture, incest, homosexuality, drunkenness and orgies, Donizetti's opera is one of the great masterpieces of Italian 'bel canto' repertoire. While omitting some of its more excessive elements, the libretto by Felice Romani inspired Donizetti to compose superb arias, duets, ensembles and choruses, bringing each act to a stirring conclusion. Brimming with high drama and pathos, this production stars Greek diva Dimitra Theodossiou in the infamous title role, praised for her stupendous acting and singing as England's Queen Elizabeth I in Donizetti's 'Roberto Devereux'
La fille du régiment by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )

144 editions published between 1940 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 1,504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gennaro Papi, a former assistant under Arturo Toscanini, conducts this performance of Donzietti's La Fille Du Regiment. Soprano Lily Pons is also at her most charming and vivacious in the role of Marie. Broadcast on December 28, 1940, this is the first time this performances has been available on CD
La favorita by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )

191 editions published between 1903 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 1,504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This spectacular cast makes any listener wonder why such a marvelous, colorful opera isn't much better known. Sensational Shirley Verrett is Leonora, the beautiful, mysterious lady who so completely captures the heart of the monk Fernando (Luciano Pavarotti at his finest) that he forsakes his calling to defeat the Moors in battle in order to win her hand. Alas, she is the mistress of the king (Sherrill Milnes), who is so besotted with her he is determined to defy the pope himself to make Leonora his queen. It's a tragic opera, so no one wins--except the audience
Don Pasquale : a comedy in 3 acts by Gaetano Donizetti( )

232 editions published between 1843 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 1,474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roberto Devereux by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )

127 editions published between 1964 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA. MACKERRAS, Charles (conductor). AMBROSIAN OPERA CHORUS. SILLS, Beverly (soprano). GLOSSOP, Peter (baritone). WOLLF, Beverly (mezzo-soprano). ILOSFALVY, Robert (tenor). MACDONALD, Kenneth (tenor). GARRARD, Don (bass). HOWELL, Gwyn (bass). ALLAN, Richard van (bass)
Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti( Book )

387 editions published between 1835 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 1,187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Synopsis of the opera in brief story form
Don Pasquale : a comic opera in three acts by Gaetano Donizetti( Book )

365 editions published between 1840 and 2012 in 10 languages and held by 1,131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Act two: In the second act, Dr. Malatesta brings in his "sister," heavily veiled, and presents her to Don Pasquale. When at last she can be induced to lift her veil, Pasquale is overwhelmed with delight and urges an immediate marriage. To this Norina bashfully consents. A fake notary is brought in, but just as the contract is about to be signed, Ernesto returns to say goodbye to his uncle. He is horrified to recognize Norina, but she and the doctor manage to explain matters and prevail upon him to witness the document. The notary leaves. Instantly, Norina's manner changes. She repulses Pasquale severely, summons the servants and doubles their wages, increases the staff, orders quantities of new furniture, clothes, jewels, horses and carriages -- all with the admonition that none but the best will do. When Pasquale protests, she reminds him that she is now mistress of the house and that what she says, goes. As the curtain falls, the Don is choking with rage, Norina and Ernesto are thoroughly enjoying the comedy, and the doctor is ordering his feverish patient to get a good night's sleep. - Flyleaf
Poliuto by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )

118 editions published between 1960 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 1,054 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poliuto: Tragedia lirica in tre atti. Libretto: Salvatore Cammarano
Linda di Chamounix by Gaetano Donizetti( )

115 editions published between 1953 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 1,050 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Linda di Chamounix: Melodramma in tre atti. Libretto: Gaetano Rossi
Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti( Visual )

110 editions published between 1967 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 926 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a feud between the Scottish families of Ravenswood and Lammermoor, Enrico has gained the upper hand over Edgardo, murdering his kinsmen and usurping his estates. By the time of the opera's action, in the late 17th century, Enrico's fortunes have begun to wane; in political disfavor, he stakes all on uniting his family with that of Arturo, whom he means to force his sister, Lucia, to marry."--Container
L'elisir d'amore : melodramma in due atti by Gaetano Donizetti( )

183 editions published between 1832 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 912 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'Elisir d'amore (the elixir of love) : comic opera in two acts by Gaetano Donizetti( Book )

207 editions published between 1832 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sous la version originale du libretto de cet opřa italien du 19e sic̈le, le mot ̉mot du texte en traduction franȧise et anglaise avec, en marge de celle-ci, une traduction littřaire dans l'une et l'autre langue. Un instrument utile aux professionnels pour la comprȟension et l'interprťation du texte, et aux amateurs pour un meilleur profit de l'audition musicale
Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti( Book )

13 editions published between 1986 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of star-crossed lovers in 18th century Scotland. Lucia falls in love with her brother Enrico's bitter enemy, Edgardo. Enrico tricks Lucia into marrying Lord Arturo. In a mad fit, Lucia murders her husband and dies. Upon hearing the news that his love is dead, Edgardo stabs himself to join her
Gaetano Donizetti : sein Leben und seine Opern by Robert Steiner-Isenmann( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in German and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studie over de Italiaanse componist(1797-1848)
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Lucia di Lammermoor = The bride of Lammermoor : opera in three actsLucia di Lammermoor
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