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Gaetano Donizetti

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Gaetano Donizetti was being among the most important composers of bel canto opera both in Italian and France within the first fifty percent of the nineteenth Hundred years. A lot of Donizetti’s a lot more than 60 operas remain area of the contemporary repertoire and continue steadily to challenge singers for his or her musical and specialized needs. Donizetti stands stylistically between Rossini and Verdi; his moments are usually even more extended in structure than those of Rossini, but he by no means blurred the lines between arranged items and recitative as Verdi do in his middle-period and past due works. Often in comparison to his modern, Bellini, Donizetti created a wider variance of operas and demonstrated a larger stylistic flexibility, even though he by no means quite accomplished the sheer beauty of Bellini’s best functions. Donizetti was informed in Bergamo, the city of his delivery, studying using the opera composer Simon Mayr from 1806 to 1814. His younger works consist of chamber operas, spiritual works, plus some chamber music. Donizetti’s 1st opera of notice was La Zingara, that was premiered in Naples in 1822. He continuing to operate in Naples through the entire 1820’s and 1830’s, where he was energetic as both a conductor and composer. In 1830, Donizetti finally accomplished international fame along with his opera Anna Bolena; significant because of its expressive music and much more extended moments, it set up Donizetti among the leading modern opera composers. The comic opera L’elisir d’amore (1832) as well as the tragic Lucrezia Borgia (1833) emerged soon after. Donizetti’s following function was Maria Stuarda, implemented the same season by Lucia di Lammermoor (1835), which became an internationally known masterpiece. The Elizabethan tragedy Roberto Devereux (1837) finished his trilogy of operas that chronicle the British courtroom from Henry VIII to Elizabeth I. Donizetti’s operas in the late 1830s were not able to complement the achievement of Lucia, so when Donizetti was handed down over for the directorship from the Naples Conservatory in 1840, he transferred to Paris. There he constructed the opera comique La fille du Régiment (1840), that was celebrated instantly for its attraction and virtuosity. Afterwards that season he finished La preferred (1840), another main contribution towards the French repertoire. In 1842 Donizetti was appointed Kapellmeister from the Austrian courtroom in Vienna, but maintained his association with Paris. Among Donizetti’s last operas are Maria di Rohan (1843), a significant historical opera, and his French tragedy Dom Sébastian (1843). Caterina Cornaro (1843) can be one of is own finest works because of its solid dramatic articles. These past due operas, although seldom performed, are severe works that arranged the typical for Verdi.

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Full Name Gaetano Donizetti
Died April 8, 1848, Bergamo, Italy
Profession Composer
Nationality Italian
Spouse Virginia Vasselli
Parents Andrea Donizetti, Domenica Nava
Siblings Giuseppe Donizetti, Francesco Donizetti


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Catch-22 1970 writer: "Una furtiva lacrima", "Una Furtiva Lagrima" - uncredited
Don Giovanni 1970 writer: "Don Pasquale"
Mona Lisa 1968 Short music: "Lucia di Lammermoor" extracts
Nostra signora dei turchi 1968 writer: "Lucia di Lammermoor" - uncredited
Grenoble 1968 Documentary music: "La fille du régiment" - uncredited
Divorce Italian Style 1961 music: "Una furtiva lacrima"
El cerro de los locos 1960 "Lucia de Lammermoore" fragments
Gayarre 1959 writer: Extracts from "Don Pasquale" opera, "La favorita" opera, "Elisir d"amore" opera and "Lucia de Lammermoor" opera
Vento di primavera 1958 music: "Una furtiva lagrima"
Il conte Max 1957 music: "Com'e gentil"
House of Ricordi 1954 writer: "The Elixir of Love" L'elisir d'amore
Athena 1954 music: "Chacun le sait"
Neapolitan Mouse 1954 Short music: "Chi mi freno in tal momento?" - uncredited
Melba 1953 writer: "O luce di quest' anima", "The Mad Scene", "Chacun le sait"
The Stars Are Singing 1953 music: "The Mad Scene"
Because You're Mine 1952 music: "Sextette" - uncredited
Bellissima 1951 "L'elisir d'amore" excerpts
The Great Caruso 1951 writer: "Sextette" - uncredited
Belle Le Grand 1951 music: "Chacun le sait" - uncredited
Song of Surrender 1949 music: "Una furtiva lagrima"
That Midnight Kiss 1949 music: "Una furtiva lagrima", "Verrano a te sull'aura" - uncredited
Long-Haired Hare 1949 Short music: "Chi mi frena in tal momento?" - uncredited
A Letter to Three Wives 1949 music: "Chi mi frena in tal momento?" - uncredited
First Opera Film Festival 1948 writer: "Don Pasquale"
Little 'Tinker 1948 Short music: "Chi mi frena in tal momento?"
Back Alley Oproar 1948 Short music: "Sextet" - uncredited
Squareheads of the Round Table 1948 Short music: "Oh, Elaine" - uncredited
If You Knew Susie 1948 music: "Sextette" 1835 - uncredited
On the Old Spanish Trail 1947 music: "Una furtiva lagrima" - uncredited
Elixir of Love 1947 music: "L'Elisir d'amore, Melodramma giocoso in due atti"
The Magic Bow 1946 music: "Cavatina" - uncredited
The Whale Who Wanted to Sing at the Met 1946 Short music: "Chi mi freno in tal momento?" - uncredited
Make Mine Music 1946 music: "Chi mi freno in tal momento?" 1835 - uncredited
Book Revue 1946 Short music: "Sextet" - uncredited
Masquerade in Mexico 1945 music: "Lucia di Lammermoor" - uncredited
Micro-Phonies 1945 Short music: "The Sextet From Lucy" - uncredited
Meet the People 1944 music: "Shicklegruber" 1944
Show Business 1944 music: "Sextette" 1935 - uncredited
Barney Bear's Victory Garden 1942 Short music: "Chi mi frena in tal momento?"
Cairo 1942 music: "Chi mi frena The Sextet" 1835 - uncredited
Sailors on Leave 1941 music: "Sextette" - uncredited
Notes to You 1941 Short music: "Chi mi frena in tal momento" - uncredited
The Great American Broadcast 1941 music: "Chi Mi frena in tal momento?" - uncredited
Andy Hardy's Private Secretary 1941 music: "The Mad Scene" aria from "Lucia di Lammermoor" - as G. Donizetti
Romeo in Rhythm 1940 Short music: "Chi mi frena in tal momento?" - uncredited
Tom Turkey and His Harmonica Humdingers 1940 Short music: "Chi mi frena in tal momento?" - uncredited
Babes in Arms 1939 writer: "Lucia di Lammermoor" 1835 - uncredited
Hitting a New High 1937 music: "Mad Scene" 1835 - as G. Donizetti
Mr. Dodd Takes the Air 1937 writer: "O Mio Fernando" - uncredited
Maytime 1937 writer: "Lucia di Lammermoor"
Swing It Professor 1937 music: "Sextette" - uncredited
Leon Navara and Orchestra 1936 Short music: "Sextet" - uncredited
I Love to Singa 1936 Short music: "Chi mi frena in tal momento?" - uncredited
Captain January 1936 music: "Chi mi freno in tal momento?" 1835 - uncredited
Surprise! 1935 Short music: "Chi mi frena in tal momento?" - uncredited
Going Highbrow 1935 music: "Sextette" - uncredited
Guess Stars 1935 Short music: "Chi mi frena in tal momento?" - uncredited
Smoked Hams 1934 Short music: "Sextette" - uncredited
One Night of Love 1934 music: "Chi mi frena The Sextet" 1835 - uncredited
Stingaree 1934 music: "Lucia di Lammermoor" 1835 - uncredited
Little Women 1933 music: "Chi mi frena in tal momento?" 1835 - uncredited
Kiss Me Goodbye 1933 writer: "Daughter of the Regiment" - as Donizetti
La fille du régiment 1933 writer: "opera La fille du régiment"
Week-End Marriage 1932 music: "Sextette" 1835 - uncredited
Scarface 1932 music: "Sextet from 'Lucia di Lammermoor'"
Svengali 1931 music: "Lucia di Lammermoor" - uncredited
A Lady's Morals 1930 music: "Rataplan" 1840 - uncredited
Grand Uproar 1930 Short music: "Chi mi frena in tal momento?" - uncredited
Animal Crackers 1930 music: "Sextet" from "'Lucia di Lammermoor'"
A Musicale Melange 1929 Short music: "Sextette" - uncredited
When Naples Sings 1926 Documentary short writer: "Me voglio fa' 'na casa"
Tähdet, tähdet 2016 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Spectre 2015/I writer: "One Furtive Tear L'Elisir D'Amore"
Francisco - El Padre Jorge 2015 writer: "L'elisir d'amore - Act II Scene 8: Una furtiva lacrima"
The Visit 2015/I writer: "L'Elisir d'amore, Act 2: Una furtiva lagrima"
Ray Donovan 2015 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Hannibal 2015 TV Series writer - 1 episode
El Bosque de Karadima 2015 writer: "Una Furtiva Lagrima"
Un Termine 2014 Short writer: "Una Furtiva Lagrima"
The Civil War in Iowa: Lamoni, Corydon & Davis County 2014 Video documentary writer: "O Summer Night from 'Don Pasquale'"
Cut Snake 2014 writer: "Una Furtiva Lagrima" - as Donizetti
Guardians of the Galaxy 2014 writer: "Mad Scene from 'Lucia di Lammermoor'"
Banshee 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Brooklyn Nine-Nine 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Mister X 2013 Short music: "Una furtiva lagrima"
Pozitia copilului 2013 writer: "L'Elisir D'Amore"
Una Furtiva Lagrima 2012 Short music: "Una furtiva lagrima"
Òpera en texans 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
War on Terror 2011 Documentary writer: "Una Furtiva Lagrima" from "L'elisir d'amore"
Boardwalk Empire 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Les belles soeurs 2011 TV Movie music: "UNA FURTIVA LAGRIMA extrait de L'ELISIR D'AMORE"
Mildred Pierce 2011 TV Mini-Series writer - 1 episode
The Metropolitan Opera HD Live 2008-2011 TV Series music - 2 episodes
Cantar 2010 Short "Una Furtiva Lagrima"
Revealed 2010 TV Series music - 1 episode
Casino Jack 2010 music: "Quanto e' bella"
Hereafter 2010 writer: "Una Furtiva Lagrima" 1832
Beginners 2010 writer: "D'immenso giubilo s'innalzi un grido"
You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger 2010 writer: "Tu Che A Dio Spiegasti L'ali [Lucia di Lammermoor/Act3]"
L'immortel 2010 writer: "Il Dolce Suono"
Cindy liebt mich nicht 2010 writer: "Il dolce suono"
The Killer Inside Me 2010 writer: "Una furtiva lagrima from L'elisir d'amore"
The Young Victoria 2009 writer: "Donizetti 'L'elisir d'amour': Della crudele Isotta"
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button 2008 writer: "CHASSE INTO CHAINE" Theme from "Don Sebastian"
The Beautiful Person 2008 TV Movie writer: "Il Dolce Suono"
Two Lovers 2008 writer: "L'Elisir D'Amore: Una Furtiva Lagrima Act 2" 1831
The Deal 2008/I writer: "Una Furtiva Lagrima"
Days and Clouds 2007 "COME SEN VA CONTENTO! DUNQUE ADESSO", " ARDIR HA FORSE IL CIELO VOGLIO DIRE"
Die Operngala der Stars 2007 TV Movie music: "Una furtiva lagrima"
Saneamento Básico, O Filme 2007 writer: "Quanto è Bella" from L'Elisir d'Amore
Rocky Balboa 2006 music: "Una Furtiva Lagrima"
The Departed 2006 writer: "Chi mi frena Sextet, Act 2", "Lucia di Lammermoor: Act 1: Preludio - Percorrete le spiaggie vicine" 1835
At the Hotel 2006 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Law & Order: Criminal Intent 2006 TV Series music - 1 episode
La figlia del reggimento 2005 TV Movie music: "La Fille du régiment, opéra-comique en 2 actes"
Roberto Devereux, Tragedia lirica in drei Akten 2005 TV Movie music: "Roberto Devereux"
Om Sara 2005 writer: "Una Furtiva Lagrima"
The River King 2005 writer: "Quel Guardo Il Cavaliere"
Bye Bye Blackbird 2005 music: "Com'e bello, quale incanto" - as Donizetti
C.R.A.Z.Y. 2005 writer: "Dell'elisir mirabile" from the opera "L'Elisir d'Amore"
Match Point 2005 writer: "Una furtiva lagrima"
O Casamento de Romeu e Julieta 2005 writer: "Una Furtiva Lagrima" - as Donizetti
Grande école 2004 music: "Una furtiva lagrima" extrait de "L'Exlir d'Amour"
Everyday People 2004 writer: "Vien Leonora"
It's All About Love 2003 writer: "Una furtiva lagrima"
Sonny 2002 writer: "L'elisir d'amore, 'Quanto e bella'"
Showboy 2002 writer: "Mad Scene, Part 2 from the opera 'Lucia di Lammermoor'" - as Giacomo Donizetti
All Around the Town 2002 TV Movie writer: "Una furtiva lacrima" from opera "L'elisir d'amore
Lucky Day 2002 TV Movie writer: "Una Furtiva Lagrima" - as Donizetti
Heaven 2002/I music: "Heaven Elisir"
Grand Theft Auto 3 2001 Video Game writer: "Chi mi frena in tal momento"
The Caveman's Valentine 2001 "Regnava nel Silenzio from Lucia di Lammermoor"
Staffan Snellin suojelusenkeli 2000 TV Movie writer: "L'elisir d'amore: Una furtiva lagrima"
Curb Your Enthusiasm 2000 TV Series writer: "Cantiamo, Cantiam" - as Donizetti, uncredited
Any Given Sunday 1999 writer: "FINALE"
Man on the Moon 1999 writer: "Sextet" 1835
Bats 1999 writer: "Excerpts from 'Lucia Di Lammermoor'"
A Midsummer Night's Dream 1999 writer: "Una furtiva lagrima"
Ambush 1999 writer: "Una Furtiva Lagrima"
Our God's Brother 1997 music: "Aria from IL DUCA d'ALBA"
The Fifth Element 1997 writer: "Aria of 'Lucia di Lammermoor'"
Sunday 1997 music: "Spargi d'amore"
Family Resemblances 1996 writer: "Una furtiva lacrima"
The Ren & Stimpy Show 1993-1996 TV Series music - 4 episodes
2 Days in the Valley 1996 "La Figglia del Reggimento"
Pédale douce 1996 writer: "Una furtiva lagrima"
All Men Are Liars 1995 writer: "Una Furtiva Lagrima"
Little Women 1994 writer: "Maria Redowa"
Son in Law 1993 as Donizetti, "Overture to Don Pasquale"
Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City 1993 TV Mini-Series writer - 1 episode
Cape Fear 1991 as Donizetti, "Per te d'immenso giubilo"
The Metropolitan Opera Presents 1991 TV Series music - 1 episode
Where Angels Fear to Tread 1991 music: "Lucia di Lammermoor" excerpts - as Donizetti
La note bleue 1991 as Donizetti, "Don Pasquale", "Lucia di Lammermoor"
Madame Bovary 1991 music: "Lucie de Lammermoor" - as Donizetti
Live from Lincoln Center 1990 TV Series music - 1 episode
Scandal 1989 music: "L'Elisir d'Amore" - uncredited
Beetlejuice 1988 "Regnava nel silenzio", uncredited
The Money Pit 1986 "The Wedding Contract"
Prizzi's Honor 1985 "Una furtiva lagrima"
The Goonies 1985 writer: "Una Furtiva Lagrima"
Pavarotti in Concert at the Madison Square Garden 1984 TV Special writer: "Fr
Verdi 1982 TV Mini-Series music - 1 episode
Yes, Giorgio 1982 "Una furtiva lagrima"
Oro, plata, mata 1982 writer: "L'eliser d'amore-Act II... Donizetti
The Bugs Bunny/Road-Runner Movie 1979 music: "Chi mi frena in tal momento?" - uncredited
The Gambler 1974 "Una furtiva lagrima"
Sono stato io! 1973 music: "Lucia di Lammermoor"

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Interiors in Search of a Resident 2014 Short music
Don Pasquale 2014 music by
Lucrezia Borgia 2013 music by
La Larme de Barré 2013 Video short stock music
The Metropolitan Opera HD Live 2008-2013 TV Series music by - 7 episodes
L'elisir d'amore: An Interpretation 2011 Short music: from "L'elisir d'amore"
Anna Bolena 2011 TV Movie music by
Maria Stuarda 2010 TV Movie music by
The Elixir of Love 2009 music by: "L'elisir d'amore"
Lucia di Lammermoor 2009 music by
Lucrezia Borgia 2009 TV Movie music by
Marino Faliero 2008 TV Movie music by
La fille du régiment 2007 TV Movie music by
Don Pasquale 2007 TV Movie music by
Gaetano Donizetti - Die Regimentstochter (La fille du régiment) 2007 TV Movie music by
Lucrezia Borgia 2007 TV Movie music by
Donizetti: Roberto Devereux 2006 Video music by
Don Pasquale 2006/II TV Movie music by
L'elisir d'amore 2006 TV Movie music by
Humbert Balsan, producteur rebelle 2006 TV Movie documentary composer: song "Una furtiva lagrima" from "L'elisir d'amore"
Don Pasquale 2006/I TV Movie music by
La figlia del reggimento 2005 TV Movie music by
Roberto Devereux, Tragedia lirica in drei Akten 2005 TV Movie music by
Pia de' Tolomei 2005 Video music by
L'elisir d'amore 2005 TV Movie music by
Lucia di Lammermoor 2003 TV Movie music by
L'Elisir d'amore 2002 TV Movie music by
Lucrezia Borgia 2002 TV Movie music by
Maria Stuarda 2002 Video music by
Lucie de Lammermoor 2002 TV Movie music by
Marino Faliero 2002 TV Movie music by
Don Pasquale 2002 TV Movie music by
Lucia 1998 music: from "Lucia di Lammermoor"
Roberto Devereux 1997 TV Movie music by
Love Potion, Making Elisir 1997 TV Movie documentary music: from "L'elisir d'amore"
L'Elisir d'amore 1996 TV Movie music by
La figlia del reggimento 1996 TV Movie music by
Linda di Chamounix 1996 TV Movie music by
Gold and Silver Gala with Placido Domingo 1996 TV Special music: from "Don Pasquale" and "L'elisir d'amore"
Great Arias: L'Elisir d'Amore 1996 TV Short documentary music by
Don Pasquale 1994 TV Movie music by
L'élixir d'amour 1992 TV Movie music: from "L'elisir d'amore"
L'elisir d'amore 1991 TV Movie music by
Lucia di Lammermoor 1989 TV Movie music by
Zenés TV színház 1978-1988 TV Series stock music - 2 episodes
Lucia di Lammermoor 1986 TV Movie music by
The Daughter of the Regiment 1986 TV Movie music by: "La fille du régiment"
Don Pasquale 1985 TV Movie music by
Anna Bolena 1984 TV Movie music by
Lucia di Lammermoor 1983/I TV Movie music by
Mary Stuart 1982 TV Movie music by: opera "Maria Stuarda"
Lucia di Lammermoor 1982 TV Movie music by
The Metropolitan Opera Presents 1979-1981 TV Series music by - 2 episodes
Lucia di Lammermoor 1980 TV Movie music by
Lucrezia Borgia 1980 TV Movie music by
Lucia di Lammermoor 1977 TV Movie music by
Roberto Devereux 1975 TV Movie music by
The Daughter of the Regiment 1974 TV Movie music by: "La fille du régiment"
Don Pasquale 1973 TV Movie music by
Don Pasquale 1972 TV Movie music by
La Favorita 1971 TV Movie music by
Lucia di Lammermoor 1971 music by
Donizetti: Kageki 'Lucia' Zenkyoku 1967 TV Movie music by
L'elisir d'amore 1967 TV Movie music by
L'ajo nell'imbarazzo 1964 TV Movie music by
Het liefdeselixir 1962 TV Movie music by: "L'elisir d'amore"
Il campanello (Het nachtklokje) 1959 TV Movie music by
Don Pasquale 1955 TV Movie music by
House of Ricordi 1954 music
La favorita 1953 music by
Die Regimentstochter 1953 composer: opera
Bellissima 1951 music: based on "L'Elisir d'Amore"
The Great Caruso 1951 with the music of - as Donizetti
Elixir of Love 1947 music by
Lucia di Lammermoor 1946 music by
Don Pasquale 1940 music by
Sextet from Lucia di Lammermoor 1923 Short music by
Lucia di Lammermoor 1911 Short music by
Linda von Chamonix 1910 Short
La Favorita (Vieni Eleonora) 1909 Short music by
Lucrécia Borgia 1909 Short music: from "Lucrezia Borgia"
Furtiva Lágrima 1908 Short music: aria "Una furtiva lagrima" from "L'elisir d'amore"

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A csengö 1966 TV Movie as Donizetti
NBC Television Opera Theatre 1964 TV Series 1 episode

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Il campanello (Het nachtklokje) 1959 TV Movie libretto

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1998 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Music, Adapted Song Le cinquième élément (1997)


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