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Museo Civico Belliniano

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An absolute destination for opera lovers

This small intimate museum contains about 5 or 6 rooms of Bellini memorabilia, and is an absolute... read more

Reviewed July 7, 2017
JohnRegoPark
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Rego Park, New York
Opera & history lovers only

This small museum is probably only of interest to opera or history lovers. it has a collection of... read more

Reviewed March 19, 2016
jaysheen
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London, United Kingdom
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Jul 4, 2018
“An interesting place for Bellini lovers! ”
Aug 5, 2017
“Disappointing!”
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Reviewed July 4, 2018 via mobile

A small museum with some interesting memorabilia of the great composer Bellini. There are few descriptions in English which was disappointing. The collection of pianos was very interesting.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Steven F
Reviewed August 5, 2017

Very disappointing as few English explanations. Little more than pictures and sheet music. Staff gave us no information. A waste of 5 euros. Might be good for Italian Bellini fans only.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank David E
Reviewed July 7, 2017

This small intimate museum contains about 5 or 6 rooms of Bellini memorabilia, and is an absolute must for lovers of this composer's music. Beautiful portraits, statues, and musical instruments are on display in some rooms, in others there are scores and posters. This is...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank JohnRegoPark
Reviewed November 29, 2016

This small museum is the Bellini's birthplace. Just for this, will be worth to visit. Yes, the museum is very small and does not have great "jewelry" enough for prsentation itself. But, there are enough things to know about one of the great composer of...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Etsuko P
Reviewed May 16, 2016

I am a great lover of Bellini and I love museums, but this one left me very disappointed. It is small and there is a small number of items displayed. Yes, there are a number of interesting items as mentioned in the more positive reviews...More

Date of experience: April 2016
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Reviewed April 25, 2016

We had recently seen the ENO Norma, so were fascinated to look at Bellini's MSS scores for this opera. Also his toothless pianos, and many other letters, portraits and memorabilia. Fascinating.

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank John F
Reviewed March 19, 2016

This small museum is probably only of interest to opera or history lovers. it has a collection of artifact and documents from Bellini's life including original manuscripts that make it exciting if you like his work.

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank jaysheen
Reviewed October 11, 2015

This is a very nice little museum dedicated to Catanian opera composer Vincenzo Bellini. It has a lot of fascinating excerpts of letters and original full scores of his operas. My biggest quibble is that explanation for most items are only in Italian.

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank T8784XGandrewb
Reviewed December 23, 2014

Interesting visit to museum dedicated to Vincenzo Bellini, the opera composer. Shown around by staff. Has the usual opera posters, original manuscripts, letters, &c. The weird one was his displayed coffin, which was dug up years after his death so he could be placed in...More

Date of experience: December 2014
Thank TIM V
Reviewed October 4, 2014

When you look at the music sheets of a great composer, how can you not be in awe Small but cool stuff. pictures, coffin used to transport his remains to the duomo,

Date of experience: October 2014
Thank Danielle_Roger
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