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

Gaetano Donizetti (portrait by Giuseppe Rillosi)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.

At the age of 9, Donizetti was granted a scholarship to the Lezioni Caritatevoli school in Bergamo. At age 20, his second opera, Zoraide de Granata, was so successful he obtained a discharge from the military in order to focus on his composing. Donizetti was established internationally at age 33 with his opera, Anna Bolena.

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.

Donizetti had a sad life – he lost his wife after 10 years of marriage and his three children to illness at early ages. While he never recovered from losing them, he was known to be a hard-working and fast-working man, who was helpful and supportive to his colleagues.

Learn more about Gaetano Donizetti via Wikipedia here.

Here, most with recommended listening links and hand-curated by Fach, a selection of soprano arias available on IPA Source, as set by Gaetano Donizetti:

 

Lyric coloratura

Quel guardo, il cavaliere, Norina’s aria from the opera Don Pasquale

IPA text: https://www.ipasource.com/quel-guardo-il-cavaliere-so-anch-io-la-virtu-magica.html
Listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1u28o1jisc

Della crudele Isotta, Adina’s aria from the opera L’elisir d’amore

IPA text: https://www.ipasource.com/della-crudele-isotta.html
Listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-PtHqPfTGgw

Prendi, per me sei libero, Adina’s aria from the opera L’elisir d’amore

IPA text: https://www.ipasource.com/prendi-per-me-sei-libero.html
Listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wpim8c7aROQ

Chacun le sait, Marie’s aria from the opera La fille du regiment

IPA text: https://www.ipasource.com/chacun-le-sait.html
Listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRYgQ99-wbY

Il faut partir, Marie’s aria from the opera La fille du regiment

IPA text: https://www.ipasource.com/il-faut-partir.html
Listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O87-TUXkcaQ

Par le rang et par l’opulence, Marie’s aria from the opera La fille du regiment

IPA text: https://www.ipasource.com/par-le-rang-et-par-l-opulence-salut-a-la-france.html
Listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xp5h2Jimh-4

Convien partir, Marie’s aria from the opera La fille du regiment

IPA text: https://www.ipasource.com/convien-partir.html
Listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWenZopJgIs

O luce di quest’anima, Linda’s aria from the opera Linda di Chamounix

IPA text: https://www.ipasource.com/o-luce-di-quest-anima.html
Listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=snSMPqrEp0Y

A consolarmi affrettati, Linda’s aria from the opera Linda di Chamounix

IPA text: https://www.ipasource.com/a-consolarmi-affrettati.html

 

Serious / dramatic soprano roles (most with coloratura)

Come, innocente giovane, Anna’s aria from the opera Anna Bolena

IPA text: https://www.ipasource.com/come-innocente-giovane.html
Listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4tzzWkJp8U

Cielo, a’ miei lunghi spasimi, Anna’s aria from the opera Anna Bolena

IPA text: https://www.ipasource.com/cielo-a-miei-lunghi-spasimi-coppia-iniqua-l-estrema-vendetta.html
Listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oo0IjUD5noc

Al dolce guidami, Anna’s aria from the opera Anna Bolena

IPA text: https://www.ipasource.com/al-dolce-guidami.html
Listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGdvmvinsOQ

Vieni, o tu, che ognora io chiamo, Caterina’s aria from the opera Caterina Cornaro

IPA text: https://www.ipasource.com/vieni-o-tu-che-ognora-io-chiamo-ah-vieni-t-affretta.html
Listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WrK_cdsUoFY

In estasi soave, Elisabetta’s aria from the opera Elisabetta al castello di Kenilworth

IPA text: https://www.ipasource.com/in-estasi-soave.html
Listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95HsHMKV128

Par che mi dica ancora, Amelia’s aria from the opera Elisabetta al castello di Kenilworth

IPA text: https://www.ipasource.com/par-che-mi-dica-ancora.html
Listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3UCfw9hE0s

Tu che voli, già spirto beato, Fausta’s aria from the opera Fausta

IPA text: https://www.ipasource.com/tu-che-voli-gia-spirto-beato.html
Listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCx8Dft7KKk

Dolce zeffiro, il seconda, Inès’s aria from the opera La favorita

IPA text: https://www.ipasource.com/bei-raggi-lucenti-dolce-zeffiro-il-seconda.html
Listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VeiOFUknak

Rayons dorés, tiède zéphyre, Inès’s aria from the opera La favorite

IPA text: https://www.ipasource.com/rayons-dores-tiede-zephyre-doux-zephyr-sois-lui-fidele.html
Listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWA-39OLc14

Regnava nel silenzio, Lucia’s aria from the opera Lucia di Lammermoor

IPA text: https://www.ipasource.com/regnava-nel-silenzio-quando-rapito-in-estasi.html
Listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BpJ2u1MiE7E

Il dolce suono, Lucia’s aria from the opera Lucia di Lammermoor

IPA text: https://www.ipasource.com/il-dolce-suono-spargi-d-amaro-pianto.html
Listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dq_Gd0duwUo

Com’è bello, Lucrezia’s aria from the opera Lucrezia Borgia

IPA text: https://www.ipasource.com/com-e-bello.html
Listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7RBQQyKmn4

Mentre geme il cor sommesso, Lucrezia’s aria from the opera Lucrezia Borgi

IPA text: https://www.ipasource.com/mentre-geme-il-cor-sommesso.html
Listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=174jn2mZLT8

Era desso il figlio mio, Lucrezia’s aria from the opera Lucrezia Borgia

IPA text: https://www.ipasource.com/era-desso-il-figlio-mio.html
Listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvsdiX_lSR4

Havvi un Dio che in sua clemenza, Maria’s aria from the opera Maria di Rohan

IPA text: https://www.ipasource.com/havvi-un-dio-che-in-sua-clemenza.html
Listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDd-AN8FVxs

Ah! quando all’ara scorgemi, Elisabetta’s aria from the opera Maria Stuarda

IPA text: https://www.ipasource.com/ah-quando-all-ara-scorgemi-ah-dal-ciel-discenda-un-raggio.html
Listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKlryEzpUOA

O nube! che lieve, Maria Stuarda’s aria from the opera Maria Stuarda

IPA text: https://www.ipasource.com/o-nube-che-lieve-nella-pace-del-mesto-riposo.html
Listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2SH3LXgITg

Ah! se un giorno da queste ritorte, Maria Stuarda’s aria from the opera Maria Stuarda

IPA text: https://www.ipasource.com/ah-se-un-giorno-da-queste-ritorte.html
Listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FcDYdtrywsU

Di un cor che more reca il perdono, Maria Stuarda’s aria from the opera Maria Stuarda

IPA text: https://www.ipasource.com/di-un-cor-che-more-reca-il-perdono.html
Listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oo0IjUD5noc

Cupa, fatal mestizia, Maria’s aria from the opera Maria di Rohan

IPA text: https://www.ipasource.com/cupa-fatal-mestizia.html
Listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvCt6RY0wCc

 

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