Five French Art Songs, set by Gaetano Donizetti

Gaetano Donizetti (portrait by Giuseppe Rillosi)

In 1838, the Paris Opéra commissioned Gaetano Donizetti for two works. Due in part to his rising frustrations with censorial limitations that existed in Italy, Donizetti seized the opportunity to work in Paris, where he felt he had more editorial freedom. He spent the next 10 years working in Paris, while traveling between Naples, Rome, Paris, and Vienna.

IPA Source has arias for 21 of Donizetti’s operas. Additionally, IPA Source has dozens of Donizetti art songs. In total, there are 121 Gaetano Donizetti texts on IPA Source.

Learn more about Gaetano Donizetti via our first post in the series or via Wikipedia here.

Five French art songs, set by Gaetano Donizetti

Le crépuscule, French art song as set by Gaetano Donizetti
IPA text: https://www.ipasource.com/le-crepuscule.html

La correspondance amoureuse, French art song as set by Gaetano Donizetti
IPA text: https://www.ipasource.com/la-correspondance-amoureuse-6134.html

Donizetti BookletLe petit montagnard, French art song as set by Gaetano Donizetti
IPA text: https://www.ipasource.com/le-petit-montagnard-11453.html

Les yeux noirs et les yeux bleus, French art song as set by Gaetano Donizetti
IPA text: https://www.ipasource.com/les-yeux-noirs-et-les-yeux-bleus-11827.html

Au tic‑tac des castagnettes, French art song as set by Gaetano Donizetti
IPA text: https://www.ipasource.com/au-tic-tac-des-castagnettes.html

Read our first post in this blog series, which contains selected soprano arias, here.

Interested in Italian art songs set by Donizetti? See our post here.

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