Italian opera composer (1801–1835) known for his extremely long, flowing melodic lines. Rare AMQS on an off-white 3.75 x 5 sheet, boldly signed at the conclusion, “V: Bellini, a Paris 8: Avril 1834.” Bellini pens eight bars of music and lyrics to his tenor aria ‘Ma nonffia sempre odiata,’ adding the title of the opera at the top, “Nel Pirata.” In fine condition. Accompanied by a custom-made leatherbound presentation folder. Sung by the character Gualtiero, this piece comes from Act II, Scene 9, of the opera. Il Pirata was Bellini’s first major success, bringing him to international prominence with well-received performances in Milan, Vienna, and Naples in 1827–1828. A choice, rarely seen Bellini autographic example from one of his masterpieces. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.
Vincenzo Bellini AMQS