1801 — 1835
Vincenzo Salvatore Carmelo Francesco Bellini (3 November 1801 – 23 September 1835) was an Italian opera composer, who was known for his long-flowing melodic lines for which he was named "the Swan of Catania". Many years later, in 1898, Giuseppe Verdi "praised the broad curves of Bellini's melody: 'there are extremely long melodies as no-one else had ever made before'."
Treasures Of Bel Canto
Rolando Villazón, Cecilia Bartoli, Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Marco Armiliato
Beverly Sills, Shirley Verrett, Enrico di Giuseppe, Paul Plishka, New Philharmonia Orchestra, The John Alldis Choir, James Levine
Bellini: I Capuleti e i Montecchi
Anna Netrebko, Elīna Garanča, Joseph Calleja, Robert Gleadow, Tiziano Bracci, Wiener Symphoniker, Wiener Singakademie, Fabio Luisi
"The Opera Gala - Live from Baden-Baden"
Anna Netrebko, Elīna Garanča, Ramón Vargas, Ludovic Tézier, SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg, Marco Armiliato