Gaetano Donizetti

Gaetano Donizetti

  • Born: 29th November 1797
  • Died: 8th April 1848
  • Birthplace: Bergamo, Lombardy, Italy

Gaetano Donizetti was an Italian composer from Bergamo, Lombardy. His best-known works are the operas L'elisir d'amore (1832), Lucia di Lammermoor (1835), and Don Pasquale (1843), all in Italian, and the French operas La favorite and La fille du régiment (both from 1840). Along with Vincenzo Bellini and Gioachino Rossini, he was a leading composer of bel canto opera.