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Ruggero Leoncavallo
Birth: Mar. 8, 1857
Provincia di Napoli
Campania, Italy
Death: Aug. 9, 1919
Montecatini Terme
Provincia di Pistoia
Toscana, Italy

Composer. His fame rests on one work, the short verismo opera "Pagliacci" (1892). The plot about a jealous clown who murders his wife and her lover during the performance of a play was based on an actual incident Leoncavallo remembered from his youth. (His father was the judge at the criminal trial). It was written under the influence of Mascagni's "Cavalleria Rusticana", and the two operas are almost always performed together on the same bill. Opera enthusiasts refer to this combo as "Cav/Pag". (bio by: Bobb Edwards) 
Cimitero Monumentale Delle Porte Sante
Provincia di Firenze
Toscana, Italy
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Bobb Edwards
Record added: Nov 14, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9903324
Ruggero Leoncavallo
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- David Wend
 Added: Mar. 8, 2016
Ridi, Pagliaccio, sul tuo amore infranto! Ridi del duol, che t'avvelena il cor!
- Holly Burke
 Added: Mar. 8, 2016

- Janice
 Added: Feb. 8, 2015
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