DONIZETTI Gaetano (Donizetti Gaetano)( Italian opera composer.)
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Biography DONIZETTI Gaetano (Donizetti Gaetano)
Born November 29, 1797 in Bergamo. In his youth, Donizetti had to face a ban on parental choice of profession, and pursuing his goal, he enlisted in the Austrian army. Here he had enough free time to compose and even write the first opera (1818). Successful production of the fourth opera composer allowed to leave military service, and then he was for many years earned his living writing operas for various Italian theaters. In 1835 Donizetti began teaching polyphony at the Royal College of Music in Milan, and two years later became the director of this institution. Later he lived in Paris in 1845 he was stricken with paralysis. Composer was moved to Italy for treatment, but taught doctors failed. Donizetti in Bergamo Died April 8, 1848
. Of the 65 operas and operettas Donizetti's most famous - Elixir of Love (L'Elisir d'amore, . 1832), . Lucia di Lammermoor (Lucia di Lammermoor, . 1835) Daughter Regiment (La Fille du rgiment, . 1840); Linda di Chamoun (Linda di Chamounix, . 1842) and Don Pasquale (Don Pascuale, . 1843),
. Tragic Lucia - top of the composer, and Don Pasquale and L'elisir d'amore - great comic operas. In Donizetti's heritage as the two masses and a number of religious works, 12 opuses for string quartet, several cantatas, songs, orchestral and piano works.