Introduction by Ubaldo Mirabelli. A chapter for each of the operas, with an extensive prose introduction to each chapter, followed by a presentation of numerous illustrations, many of them of stage designs. Chapters are written by such Bellini authorities as Pierre Brunel, Maria Rosario Adamo, Giampiero Tintori, and others and are listed in this volume in the appropriate section in Studies of Individual Operas. In addition, the following topics are presented: Giampiero Tintori, Bellini al museo Teatrale alla Scala; Iconografia belliniana; Maria Rosario Adamo, Regesto cronologico [Note biografiche; Avvenimenti culturale]; Esempi musicali, Schede e note.