Selected bass arias by Gaetano Donizetti, hand-curated by Fach

Gaetano Donizetti (portrait by Giuseppe Rillosi)We conclude our blog series on Donizetti with a collection of Bass arias, hand-curated by Fach and most with listening links, available on IPA Source.

The collections in this post have been hand-selected and grouped by IPA Source Founder & Principal Author, Bard Suverkrop.

The Italian composer, Domenico Gaetano Maria Donizetti (Gaetano Donizetti), born November 29, 1797, was a leading composer of the bel canto opera style during the first half of the nineteenth century, along Gioachino Rossini and Vincenzo Bellini. It is thought that Donizetti’s close association with the bel canto style influenced other composers such as Giuseppe Verdi.

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.

Arias for the bass voice – by Fach

Donizetti BookletComic bass

Ah, un foco insolito, Pasquale’s aria from the opera Don Pasquale

IPA text: https://www.ipasource.com/ah-un-foco-insolito.html
Listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5gCIwhFyrA

Udite, udite, o rustici, Dulcamara’s aria from the opera L’elisir d’amore

IPA text: https://www.ipasource.com/udite-udite-o-rustici.html
Listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITyXKq57o98

Scelsi la via brevissima, Kaidamà’s aria from the opera Il furioso all’isola di San Domingo

IPA text: https://www.ipasource.com/scelsi-la-via-brevissima.html
Listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yaU0B3q_C7Y

Buona gente, noi siamo chi siamo, Boisfleury’s aria from the opera Linda di Chamounix

IPA text: https://www.ipasource.com/buona-gente-noi-siamo-chi-siamo.html
Listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdROsnnK_go

Ella è un giglio di puro candor, Boisfleury’s aria from the opera Linda di Chamounix

IPA text: https://www.ipasource.com/ella-e-un-giglio-di-puro-candor-ma-vedrete-vedrete-la-sposa.html
Listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukBSrBjiTvQ

Bella cosa, amici cari, Don Annibale Pistacchio’s aria from the opera Il campanello

IPA text: https://www.ipasource.com/bella-cosa-amici-cari.html
Listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUphu0fOUpc

Serious bass

Dalle stanze ove Lucia, Raimondo’s aria from the opera Lucia di Lammermoor

IPA text: https://www.ipasource.com/dalle-stanze-ove-lucia.html
Listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Zi7-1K6RIQ

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


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