Bellini was well liked for his melodies. His first success was Il pirata in 1827. It was followed by I Capuleti e Montecchi in 1830. Then came his most famous operas La sonnambula (1831), Norma (1831) and his last I puritani (1835).
His second to last work Beatrice di Tenda (1833) was less successful.
- The Complete Dictionary of Opera and Operetta, James Anderson, Wings Books, 1993.