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what’s your favorite Donizetti opera?

Gaetano Donizetti

Today is composer Gaetano Donizetti’s birthday!  He was born on November 29, 1797, in Bergamo, Italy.

Some wonderful links to recordings, broadcasts, publications, and performances of Donizetti’s work have been posted at the Donizetti Society web page and a worth a visit.

 To celebrate the occasion of this marvelous opera composer’s birth, I thought would revive my Donizetti poll.

So, gentle readers and bel canto buffs. Would you like to weigh in on your favorite Donizetti opera? Write-ins welcome in the comments, of course.



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What’s your favorite soprano role in opera?

In celebration of Soprano Month on “Operatoonity,”  I created a poll to find out your favorite soprano roles. To see. To sing. Makes no difference in this poll.

Here’s a short list–hardly exhaustive–so if you’re not seeing your favorite, feel free to add in the comments.

It is interesting though that some of the world’s favorite operas and/or most performed operas don’t have soprano roles on this list, Don Giovanni being one of them. In fact, the Queen of the Night is one of the few Mozart sopranos role listed here, the other being Susanna from Le Nozze di Figaro. My oversight? Or do certain composers–Puccini, for instance–create more memorable roles for the soprano voice? What do you think?

Hearty thanks to Twitter Opera folk @operarules, @operabetty, @mitchthetenor, @amzenon, @SpeeStuck, @ChiyoX, and @ReeseSondheim for their suggestions. and also to OperaAmerica website, which helped me constitute the following list:

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what’s your favorite bass-baritone role?

Since it’s Bass-Bari Month on Operatoonity, a poll is in order. What’s your favorite role in classic opera? Write-ins welcome, too.

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