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Domenico Gaetano Maria Donizetti (29 November 1797 – 8 April 1848) was a famous Italian opera composer. His most famous work is Lucia di Lammermoor (1835). Along with Vincenzo Bellini and Gioacchino Rossini, he was a leading composer of bel canto opera. Donizetti composed about 75 operas, 16 symphonies, 19 string quartets, 193 songs, 45 duets, 3 oratorios, 28 cantatas, instrumental concertos, sonatas, and other chamber pieces.

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    Gaetano Donizetti operas list includes all operatic compositions by Gaetano Donizetti get complete list of donizetti operas at http://www.ranker.com/list/gaetano-donizetti-operas/reference
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    The Music Hall of Fame are delighted to induct Gaetano Donizetti into the Class of 1977. Congratulations. Please vist our page too see the latest inductees into the Music Hall of Fame
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    Complete (sort of) Operas & Other Works of Donizetti in one Spotify playlist: http://www.spotifyclassical.com/2012/04/gaetano-donizetti-complete-operas-other.html 39 operas, 19 string quartets and more.
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    @Jorgili: This is one of the very few operas, in which you don't have one-hour-dying-soprano-monolog with constantly-crying-over-her-face-tenor and you call it boring??
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    Jorgili: I really enjoyed L'elisir myself, though I do agree Una Furtiva is the obvious highlight.
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    I've already seen Lucia di Lammermoor 3 times in Moscow. It is really a masterpiece! I am completely inlove with all Lucia's arias, chorus and just the whole pcture.
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    going to see L'Elisir d'Amore tomorrow in london <3
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    until now I thought Bellini was badass, but the more I listen to Donizetti, the more I change my mind :D

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