Ruggero Leoncavallo

Ruggero Leoncavallo

Birth
Naples, Città Metropolitana di Napoli, Campania, Italy
Death 9 Aug 1919 (aged 62)
Montecatini Terme, Provincia di Pistoia, Toscana, Italy
Burial Florence, Città Metropolitana di Firenze, Toscana, Italy
Memorial ID 9903324 · View Source
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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".

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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ruggero Leoncavallo (8 Mar 1857–9 Aug 1919), Find a Grave Memorial no. 9903324, citing Cimitero Monumentale Delle Porte Sante, Florence, Città Metropolitana di Firenze, Toscana, Italy ; Maintained by Find A Grave .