Adelson e Salvini (1825) by Vincenzo Bellini
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St. Patrick's Day - Ireland's best classical music
10. Adelson e Salvini (1825) by Vincenzo Bellini
Bellini's first opera, written when he was just 23 years old, couldn't have picked a better location than Ireland - the setting is central to the plot, which concerns the Anglo-Irish gentry, a heroine called Nelly and just a sprinkling of murder.