Sunday, December 20, 2009

Vincenzo Bellini


Vincenzo Bellini(1801-1835), Italian operatic composer, son and grandson of professional musicians, he had lessons from his grandfather and began to compose sacred and secular vocal works, then entered Naples Conservatory(Real Collegio di musics di San Sebastiano) studying under Tritto and Zingarelli. His first opera "Adelson e Salvini" performed in 1825 was successful and soon engaged to compose for La Scala. He composed mainly operas in a bel-canto tyle: Il pirara, Bianca e Gernando, Zaira, La sonnambula, Beatrice di Tenda, I Capuletti e i Montecchi, Norma, I puritani.

Italian Bank Note


Bellini and interior of La Scala

Ajman


Albania


Issued in 2001 in commemoration of -
Bellini's bicentennial birth, and
Verdi's centennial death.

Bulgaria


Caxa(Sakha)-Jakutia


Sunday, December 13, 2009

Guinea-Bissau


Italy


A part of set issued to commemorate the Bellini's centennial death in 1935.

Italy


A part of centennial death set(1935).

Italy


Issued in 1951 for the 150th anniversary of birth.

Italy


1985 CEPT issue - European Music Year, Bach and Bellini in the picture.

Italy


2001 bicentennial birth annivesary

Nicaragua


Rosa Ponselle(1897-1981), an American soprano in the title role of Norma.

San Marino


San Marino


St. Vincent and Grenadines


Maria Callas in the title role of opera "I Puritani"

Turkmenistan