- n Italian composer of operas (1797-1848)
- Antonio Pappano in Times Online
...Italia!, as part of its A Passion for Opera season, commencing on BBC4 in May."It's three one-hour programmes about Italian opera," Pappano says, "from Monteverdi to Rossini and Donizetti to Verdi, then the final one is Puccini and...
- Anthony Tommasini in Houston Chronicle
He was the audience favorite at the finals concert "with a bright, clear focused voice and an engaging stage personality who won huge ovations for musically crisp, vocally confident accounts of arias by Rossini and Donizetti," wrote Anthony...