Ruggero Leoncavallo

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... read moreItalian composer Ruggero Leoncavallo (1857-1919) is remembered almost exclusively for his 1892 one-act opera I Pagliacci, modeled on the verismo style of Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana. The double bill of those works has remained at the core of the operatic repertoire. Although Leoncavallo produced...

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Ruggero Leoncavallo
Recitar… Vesti La Giubba - Pagliacci
3:34
Ruggero Leoncavallo
Mattinata
1:56
Ruggero Leoncavallo
No, Pagliaccio Non Son - Pagliacci
3:12
Ruggero Leoncavallo
I Pagliacci: Vesti La Giubba
2:03
Ruggero Leoncavallo
Pagliacci: No, Pagliaccio Non Son
2:55

Biography

Active: 1890s-1910s
Country Of origin: Italy

Leoncavallo, an Italian, started as a staunch Wagnerite, his style gradually evolving to the Italian verismo (realism) movement in opera. He wrote many operas, but was never able to duplicate the success of Pagliacci. ~ Mary K. Scanlan~ Rovi

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