2. Vincenzo Salvatore Carmelo Francesco Bellini (1801 – 1835)

Opera composer, Known for his long-flowing melodic lines for which he was named “the Swan of Catania”, Bellini was the quintessential composer of the Italian bel canto era of the early 19th century. Among his operas:

– Il pirata
– I Capuleti ed i Montecchi
– La sonnambula
– Norma
– I puritan

Bellini died in Puteaux, France at the age of 33.

1. Encyclopedia Britannica, http://www.britannica.com/biography/Vincenzo-Bellini
2. Teatro La Fenice, Casta Diva, https://youtu.be/8-oll34v-7E