1-10 of 30 videos of music composed by Gaetano Donizetti

Mauro Pedron in Donizetti
Mauro Pedron in Donizetti Studio Primo di Gaetano Donizetti per clarinetto solo played by M. Pedron.
Aria by Gaetano Donizetti
Aria by Gaetano Donizetti Eugene Shilin playing Donizetti's Aria from the opera "L'Elisir D'Amore".
Gaetano Donizetti  - Duet for Rosina & Filinto from La Lettera Anonima
Gaetano Donizetti - Duet for Rosina & Filinto from La Lettera Anonima La lettera anonima (The Anonymous Letter) is a one-act opera composed by Gaetano Donizetti in 1822.
Gaetano Donizetti - Duet for Enrico & Annibale from Il Campanello
Gaetano Donizetti - Duet for Enrico & Annibale from Il Campanello Just as I mentioned in an earlier upload, I am uploading another except from one of Donizetti's more engaging one-acters, "Il campanello di notte". The narrative is simple: Enrico (baritone), under the guise (one of several he uses during the night) of a singer due to appear in an operatic premiere the very next day but suffering from a particularly sore throat, prevents Annibale (bass) from even approaching the bedroom door where his bride, Serafina, is waiting for him. The duet opens classically with two couplets for both of the singers, as Enrico relates the reason behind his presumed sickness: nightly serenades under the windows of his unfaithful lover. Annibale's answer is pragmatic: "either leave her or marry her". Enrico, however, insists on taking the pharmacist's magic pills and proceeds in a series of ariosos of varying levels of success "to be cured", including a melancholic example of his daily nocturnes and, to round out the duet, a joyous allegro, consisting completely of "lalala", while Annibale asks his guest to keep quiet, as to not disturb the sleeping house. Enzo Dara and Angelo Romero duet superbly in this scene, proving to be true veterans of the genre. Hope you'll enjoy :).
Carlo Bergonzi Performs Nemorino in L'elisir d'amore
Carlo Bergonzi Performs Nemorino in L'elisir d'amore Carlo Bergonzi with a heart-grabbing rendition of "Una Furtiva Lagrima" L'Elisir d'amore by Donizetti. Full video available at
Gaetano Donizetti - L'elisir d'amore - "Per me sei libero" (Luci
Gaetano Donizetti - L'elisir d'amore - "Per me sei libero" (Luci Adina's Second Act appeal to Nemorino is a bit of an old-fashioned belcanto piece: a classical cantabile - cabaletta succession. That doesn't, however, mean that it's too traditional for its' own good. It's an intimate moment between the two lovers, sometimes almost becoming a duet and it's clear structure creates a very believable outpour of feelings. The melody of the cantabile itself is kept simple, without any excessive coloratura (except for a few not intrusive cadences): it's a plea, not a bravura moment; Adina is basically asking Nemorino to stay with her, though she chooses to say it in a very roundabout way, "stay in your hometown where everyone loves you". But Nemorino is not waiting for these words and, after asking, if she has anything else to say to him, he loses hope and prepares once again to leave. Adina then finally lets her true feelings show; the music brilliantly mimics a powerful torrent of emotion that was kept closed up for far too long. Finally, a short cabaletta finds both falling into a state of peace. One would expect a duettino here, but Donizetti chooses a more interesting path: while Adina sings the cabaletta, Nemorino's presence is limited to short, dreamy phrases of "she loves me" which perfectly suit the situation, the lad has finally gotten the one thing he dreamed about. A couple of uncomfortable top notes aside, Lucia Popp provides a beautiful Adina, while Peter Dvorsky is a most sympathetic Nemorino. Enjoy :)!
Gaetano Donizetti - L'elisir d'amore - Donizetti's "Or se m'ami
Gaetano Donizetti - L'elisir d'amore - Donizetti's "Or se m'ami Recently I acquired another two recordings of Donizetti's "Don Pasquale" and "L'elisir d'amore" into my collection. Both these pieces are well-known and don't need any kind of introduction. Saying that the works have received numerous recordings would be a very big understatement: according to one of the best sites for discographies,, there are, respectively, 62 and 77 recordings of the operas. I have several recordings of the operas with which I am pretty happy: Abbado's recording of "Don Pasquale" with Allen, Mei, Lopardo and Scimone's "L'elisir" with Carreras, Ricciarelli, Trimarchi and Nucci would have to be the highlights... At least, they were before I bought the two new ones. Heinz Wallberg was a German conductor. He became principal music director in Augsburg in 1954, and in Bremen in 1955, concluding in both posts in 1960. From 1964 to 1975, Wallberg was principal conductor of the Tonkünstler Orchestra, Vienna. He held the same post with the Munich Radio Orchestra from 1975 to 1982, and with the Essen Philharmonic from 1975 to 1991. From what I managed to read on him, most of his recordings are set firmly in Wagnerian operas and verisimo. And yet, in 1979 and in 1984, with the help of Bavaria Radio and BMG Music, he recorded Donizetti's comic masterpieces (in the order already given at the beginning)... One would imagine that the recordings are bound to be heavy, over-emphasized affairs... They aren't even close to these ...
Rolando Villazón
Rolando Villazón Canta Una furtiva lagrima de la ópera Elixir de amor de Gaetano Donizetti en el Palacio de Bellas Artes.
La Favorita, act IV Romanza: Spirito gentil, ne' sogni miei
La Favorita, act IV Romanza: Spirito gentil, ne' sogni miei Scena terza - Fernando Solo. Recording Date: 11 February 1906, NY - US Victor. Domenico Gaetano Maria Donizetti Born: Bergamo, Italy (then Cisalpine Republic), 29 Nov. 1797 Died: Bergamo (then Austria), 8 Apr. 1848. After the book by Ashbrook, William: Donizetti and his Operas Cambridge University Press, 1982; La favorite [rev of *L'ange de Nisida 1839] First performance by Gilbert-Louis Duprez, Fernando, 2.12.1840 Opéra,Paris. The tenor Gilbert-Louis Duprez is today remembered for his invention of the 'C from the chest',... PDF file about tenor. _________________________________________ And at last the orchestra has arrived in the recording studio. However inadequately its sound is reproduced, however much the improvised wind orchestrations conjure up for us images of a Mississippi paddle steamer, we should not forget the inspiration it must have provided to the singer. The musical support available at a recording session now bore at least some resemblance to what he was used to in the opera house. It is surely no coincidence that these 1906 discs are the first of the truly great Caruso recordings. __________________________________________ "Eppure il cuore esige una risposta, non vive che per essa." No podría existir el corazón si no existíera la meta del corazón: la felicidad. El corazón del hombre exige felicidad: ésta es la primera palabra que pronuncia el cristianismo. Si no se parte de esto, entonces no se puede comprender nada del ...
Ernestine Schumann-Heink - Brindisi from Lucrezia Borgia
Ernestine Schumann-Heink - Brindisi from Lucrezia Borgia audio with a few pictures. The great contralto Ernestine Schumann-Heink (1861-1936), sings the Brindisi (Trinklied - drinking song) from "Lucrezia Borgia" by Gaetano Donizetti. Such technique! and such a fun and campy version! This famous recording was made the same year Schumann-Heink created the role of Clytemnestra in Richard Strauss's "Elektra", in Dresden--where she also made her opera debut October 15, 1878 as Azucena in "Il Trovatore". click below to hear Ernestine Schumann-Heink sing Schubert's "Death and the Maiden": She was a much beloved singer in America, where she made her home, in concerts and on radio, after her opera triumphs on stage at the Met and Europe. recorded 1909, on Victor 88188