Pucitta in London "Esulta Brittannia"

His acolade to his country of refuge on the arrival of news of the final defeat and abdication of Napoleon


La sposa fedele proved a pivot opera in the career of Giovanni Pacini

In which he attempted the almost impossible (!) but which nonetheless furnished a blueprint for further evolution


Marco Visconti between belcanto and canbelto [Part 1] Nicola Vaccai and Errico Petrella

A famous novel fell into the hands of two celebrated composers with.disconcerting results. It was a parting of the ways for both and spelled out the way the winds were about to blow in the Verdian era.