From the astonishment at the success of Il pirata to the report of the strenuous negotiations with the Paris Opéra for the composition of a new work, the letters proposed in this digital collection allow the reader to follow the artistic path of Bellini, the development of a coherent aesthetic conception based on a high awareness of the value of his own art, his difficult confrontation with the economic system and the competitive environment of the Italian and European musical theater in the early nineteenth century.

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