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[don-i-zet-ee; Italian daw-nee-dzet-tee] /ˌdɒn ɪˈzɛt i; Italian ˌdɔ niˈdzɛt ti/
[gah-e-tah-naw] /ˌgɑ ɛˈtɑ nɔ/ (Show IPA),
1797–1848, Italian operatic composer. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Saltus has (or had) an exuberant fondness for Donizetti and Rossini.

    The Merry-Go-Round Carl Van Vechten
  • If the story is true, Donizetti was a very forward young man.

  • Donizetti's father was a weaver, who wished his son to-335- become a lawyer.

  • So it was passed on to Donizetti, who composed, but never produced it.

  • "Spirto gentil" was in this opera, from which Donizetti simply transferred it.

  • Later on he proceeded to Naples, where he was taught by Mercadente and Donizetti.

    Giacomo Puccini Wakeling Dry
  • But neither Bellini nor Donizetti brought forward any new instruments.

    The Life of Rossini Henry Sutherland Edwards
  • Wagner on the piano is absurd, just as absurd as were Donizetti and Rossini.

    Franz Liszt James Huneker
  • Donizetti lacked the dramatic instinct in conceiving his music.

    Great Musical Composers

    George T. Ferris
  • Not far from the chapel is the house in which Donizetti died.

    Cathedral Cities of Italy William Wiehe Collins
British Dictionary definitions for Donizetti


/ˌdɒnɪˈzɛtɪ; Italian donidˈdzetti/
Gaetano (ɡaeˈtaːno). 1797–1848, Italian operatic composer: his works include Lucia di Lammermoor (1835), La Fille du régiment (1840), and Don Pasquale (1843)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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