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There is an Italian opera NOT by Mozart, Puccini, Verdi, Donizetti or Mascagni where the mezzo heroine's name is Bella. Do you know the name, or can you give me a few titles?

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Hi Lesley,

This is a hard one…

Rossini -  L'Italiana in Algeri   Isabella

There is an Isabella in the English opera "Drake"…

There is an Isabella in  Das Liebesverbot by Richard Wagner but it's a soprano role.

Other than that I can't think of any.  Sorry I can't be more helpful.

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Pamela

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