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A Note on Bel Canto

The term refers to a manner of singing but also to a body of work dating to the first half of the 19th century. What are the genres, features and terminology associated with this school?

Maria di Rohan, o Il conte di Chalais (1843)

A Tragic Opera in Three Acts
Libretto by Salvatore Cammarano

Dom Sébastien, roi de Portugal (1834)

(King Sebastian of Portugal)

Opera in Five Acts
Libretto by Eugène Scribe