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As mentioned elsewhere, Bellini is Catania's most famous musical figure. I love this piece. From the top down:

Bellini, seated on a throne. Below him, facing in each of the cardinal directions, are four figures, each representing one of his famous operas. We have Norma, a Puritan, la Sonnambula (the sleepwalker), and the Pirate. They are each standing on a case of seven steps (the seven steps of the musical scale), which have important themes from the operas carved into them.

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  • Updated May 28, 2003
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