The second opera for Rome's Teatro Valle also had a libretto by Ferretti, one which has since been regarded as one of his best. Andrea saw little use in remaining in Paris. However, as Donizetti scholar William Ashbrook notes, in he was threatened with having to leave because his voice was changing. When Don Pasquale was presented on 3 January, it was an overwhelming success with performances continuing until late March.
Within a few days, Donizetti was given permission to leave and he set out from Paris on what was to be a seventeen-day trip to Bergamo. However, his main preoccupation was to complete the orchestration of Maria di Rohan , which was accomplished by 13 February for planned performances in June. Although he did not come from a musical background, at an early age he was taken under the wing of composer Simon Mayr  who had enrolled him by means of a full scholarship in a school which he had set up. But letters to friends reveal two things: He was settled comfortably in a large chair, speaking very rarely or only in occasional monosyllables, and mostly remaining detached from everyone around him. Problems playing this file?
Donizetti's obligations in Vienna included overseeing the annual Italian season at the Theater am Kärntnertor which began in May. He sought a final opinion from the three doctors practicing at the clinic, and on 30 August, they provided a lengthy report outlining step-by-step the complete physical condition of their declining patient, concluding that the rigours of travel—the jolting of the carriage, for example—could bring on new symptoms or complications impossible to treat on such a journey. Initially, Donizetti was buried in the cemetery of Valtesse but in his body was transferred to Bergamo's Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore near the grave of his teacher Simon Mayr.
Giuseppe agreed and sent Andrea back to Paris, which he reached on 23 April. In reply to the chiding which comes from the other four characters in the piece after the little composer 's boasts, in the drama the composer responds with:. The young Maestro Gaetano Donizetti Donizetti, a prolific composer, is best known for his operatic works, but he also wrote music in a number of other forms, including some church music, a number of string quartets , and some orchestral pieces. Visiting his uncle the following day, he found himself recognized. It appears that he had asked Mayr for a letter of introduction,  but his fame had preceded him for, on 28th, the announcement of the summer season at the Teatro Nuovo in the Giornale del Regno delle Due Sicilie stated that it would include a Donizetti opera, describing the composer as:.
Shortly thereafter, he wrote to Antonio Vasselli outlining his plans for that year, concluding with the somewhat ominous: Unanimous, sincere, universal was the applause he justly collected from the capacity audience These issues caused a delay until January for the premiere of Alahor , after which he went back in Naples in February, but with no specific commitments until midsummer. However, he was held under virtual house arrest by the police for several more months, although able to be visited by friends and even by Verdi while he was in Paris. From the point of view of Donizetti's evolving style, Ashbrook states that, in order to please the opera-going public in the first quarter of the 19th century, it was necessary to cater to their tastes, to make a major impression at the first performance otherwise there would be no others , and to emulate the preferred musical style of the day, that of Rossini whose music was the public's yardstick when they were assessing new scores.
There he received detailed training in the arts of fugue and counterpoint. While not especially successful as a choirboy during the first three trial months of there being some concern about a difetto di gola , a throat defect , Mayr was soon reporting that Gaetano surpasses all the others in musical progress  and he was able to persuade the authorities that the young boy's talents were worthy of keeping him in the school. Donizetti was born in Bergamo in Lombardy. Soon after 19 February, Donizetti left Rome for Naples, where he was to settle for a large part of life. He remained there for nine years, until Sinfonia in D major April .
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The first opera was a French version of the then-unperformed Poliuto which, in April , was revised to become Les martyrs. Now desperate, Andrea then consulted three lawyers and sent detailed reports to his father in Constantinople. Shortly thereafter, he wrote to Antonio Vasselli outlining his plans for that year, concluding with the somewhat ominous: Le convenienze ed inconvenienze teatrali April and Ugo, conte di Parigi March Donizetti, a prolific composer, is best known for his operatic works, but he also wrote music in a number of other forms, including some church music, a number of string quartets , and some orchestral pieces.
It ran for 28 consecutive evenings, followed by 20 more in July, receiving high praise in the Giornale. Finally—on 16 August—in Constantinople, Giuseppe filed a formal complaint with the Austrian ambassador given that the composer was an Austrian citizen. During this time and prior to leaving for Vienna, he was persuaded to conduct the premiere of Rossini's Stabat Mater in Bologna in March
Sinfonia in D major April . This became another success. In October and for the remainder of the year, he was back in Rome where time was spent adding five new pieces to Zoraida which was performed at the Teatro Argentina on 7 January Then, in , Mayr once again intervened. But from around , severe illness began to take hold and to limit his activities.
Before , success came primarily with his comic operas , the serious ones failing to attract significant audiences. Andrea saw little use in remaining in Paris. Two new operas were also given in Paris at that time.
It is unclear as to how this connection came about: Donizetti returned from Paris to oversee the staging of Lucia di Lammermoor on 26 September Remaining in Bergamo until October , the composer busied himself with a variety of instrumental and choral pieces, but during that year, he had been in negotiation with Giovanni Paterni, intendant of the Teatro Argentina in Rome, and by 17 June had received a contract to compose another opera from a libretto being prepared by Merelli. The critical reaction in the Giornali some months later focused on the weaknesses of the semiseria genre itself, although it did describe Donizetti's music for Emilia as pretty.
- Philippe Ricord a specialist in syphilis , recommended that, along with various remedies, he abandon work altogether and both agreed that the Italian climate would be better for his health. However, his main preoccupation was to complete the orchestration of Maria di Rohan , which was accomplished by 13 February for planned performances in June. Primarily, however, the opera's failure appears to have been due to the maestro's absence, because he was unable to be present to oversee and control the staging, normally one of Donizetti's strengths. Based on the report of the accompanying doctor, Donizetti did not appear to have suffered from the journey. This became another success. Like Rossini, who had occupied this position before him, Donizetti was free to compose for other opera houses.
- Retrieved from https: This dramma tragico appeared at a time when several factors were moving Donizetti's reputation as a composer of opera to greater heights: Gaetano then 9 was accepted.
In late December, early January , visits from a friend from Vienna who lived in Paris—Baron Eduard von Lannoy—resulted in a letter from Lannoy to Giuseppe Donizetti in Constantinople outlining what he saw as a better solution: Donizetti was born in Bergamo in Lombardy. Then he rushed back to Milan for Christmas, but returned almost immediately and by late February was preparing a new opera, Rita, ou Deux hommes et une femme. Unwilling to leave Milan,  but encouraged to return to Paris by Michele Accursi with whom the composer was to be involved in Paris in , he oversaw the December production of Maria Padilla at La Scala, and began writing Linda di Chamounix in preparation for March travels to Vienna, in which city he had been engaged by the royal court.
His family was very poor and had no tradition of music, his father Andrea being the caretaker of the town pawnshop. Now desperate, Andrea then consulted three lawyers and sent detailed reports to his father in Constantinople. Also, it appears that he wished to sell his Naples house, but could not bring himself to go through with it, such was the sorrow which remained after his wife's death in Author John Stewart Allitt describes his initial exercises in operatic style,  the opera Il pigmalione , as well as his composition of portions of Olympiade and L'ira d'Achille in , as two being no more than suggest[ing] the work of a student.
Donizetti, a prolific composer, is best known for his operatic works, but he also wrote music in a number of other forms, including some church music, a number of string quartets , and some orchestral pieces. Remaining in Bergamo until October , the composer busied himself with a variety of instrumental and choral pieces, but during that year, he had been in negotiation with Giovanni Paterni, intendant of the Teatro Argentina in Rome, and by 17 June had received a contract to compose another opera from a libretto being prepared by Merelli. They crossed Belgium and Germany to Switzerland, crossing the Alps via the St Gotthard Pass, and came down into Italy arriving in Bergamo on the evening of 6 October, where they were welcomed by friends as well as the mayor.