Vincenzo Salvatore Carmelo Francesco Bellini (Italian: [vinˈtʃɛntso salvaˈtoːre karˈmɛːlo franˈtʃesko belˈliːni]; 3 November 1801 – 23 September 1835) wis an Italian opera componer, wha wis kent for his lang-flowin melodic lines for which he wis named "the Swan o Catanie". Mony years later, in 1898, Giuseppe Verdi "praised the broad curves o Bellini's melody: 'thare are extremely lang melodies as na-ane ense haed ever made afore' "
- Lippmann and McGuire 1998, in Sadie, p. 389
- Giovanni (no surname provided) to "Uncle Ignazio" ("identified as Ignazio Giuffrida-Moschetti, Catanese friend of Bellini" in Weinstock), 18 January 1832, quoted in Weinstock 1971, pp. 109–110: the actual original wording was "the Swan of Sicily, or to phrase it better, of Catania".
- Verdi tae Camille Belaigue, 2 Mey 1898, Lippmann & McGuire 1998, in Sadie, p. 392