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Vincenzo Salvatore Carmelo Francesco Bellini (November 3, 1801 – September 23, 1835) was an Italian opera composer. Known for his flowing melodic line, Bellini was the quintessential composer of Bel canto opera.

Born in Catania, Sicily, Italy, Bellini was a child prodigy from a highly musical family and legend has it he could sing an air of Valentino Fioravanti at eighteen months, began studying music theory at two, the piano at three, and by the age of five could play well… read more

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  • Avatar for tumultodevozes
    One scene is enough to proof that Bellini is unique in opera history: Opera Norma, Act I, Scene with Adalgisa & Pollione: Sgombra e la sacra selva... Eccola - va, mi lascia... Va Crudele... Vieni in Roma.
  • Avatar for MusicHallofFame
    The Music Hall of Fame are delighted to induct Vincenzo Bellini into the Class of 1968. Congratulations. Please vist our page too see the latest inductees into the Music Hall of Fame
  • Avatar for timish
    I Capuleti e i Montecchi is such a masterpiece
  • Avatar for FE_VALENTINE
    Bellini maravilhoso, mágico!
  • Avatar for KraeheK
    I'm really liking Gencer in Norma, although the work is still quite new to me :x
  • Avatar for The_Antique
    His ghost helped write the new Muse album, ya know.
  • Avatar for Tarkovsky86
    I created a group in honor of Franco Corelli. Join http://www.lastfm.es/group/Franco+Corelli
  • Avatar for BlackGrifon
    Чуть-чуть шедевров. Ну и что, что они все похожи друг на друга. Беллини уводит от реальности и повседневности космическими образами, прекрасными и несломимыми ;)
  • Avatar for AcidBeast
    Why the hell has he got so few plays?

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