"the birthplace of Gaetano Donizetti (composer)" Bergamo Local Custom Tip by call_me_rhia
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Domenico Gaetano Maria Donizetti, a world reknown composer of Italian opera, was born on 29 November 1797 in Bergamo, which was then part of the Cisalpine Republic. When he died, on 8 April 1848, he died as an Austrian citizen, as Bergamo then belonged to Austria. In the course of his life he wrote about 60 operas, most of which characterized Italian Romaticism. His masterpiece is supposed to be Lucia di Lammermoor (1835).
The house where he was born is at Via Borgo Canale, 14. Viewing is by appointment, so you need to call ahead.
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