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Le·on·ca·val·lo

 (lā′ōn-kə-vä′lō, -kä-väl′-), Ruggero 1858-1919.
Italian composer who wrote the opera Pagliacci (1892).

Leoncavallo

(Italian leoŋkaˈvallo)
n
(Biography) Ruggiero (rudˈdʒɛːro). 1858–1919, Italian composer of operas, notably I Pagliacci (1892)

Le•on•ca•val•lo

(ˌleɪ ɔn kəˈvɑ loʊ, leɪˌoʊn-)

n.
Ruggiero, 1858–1919, Italian operatic composer and librettist.
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This consultation aims to build the decor opera "Cavalleria Rusticana" by Pietro Mascagni and "I Pagliacci" by Ruggero Leoncavallo, with sets and staging Yannis Kokkos for the Theatre du Capitole in Toulouse (France).
A welcome exception to this rule is found in the work of author Konrad Dryden, who during the last decade has produced monographs on the late-nineteenth-century Italian opera composers Riccardo Zandonai (Riccardo Zandonai: A Biography [New York: Peter Lang, 1999]) and Ruggero Leoncavallo (Leoncavallo: Life and Works [Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2007]), and who now offers a third: a study of Franco Alfano, nowadays best known for his completion of Puccini's Turandot.
The composer is Ruggero Leoncavallo, remembered only for his short opera about a homicidal clown, AoI PagliacciAo, a work forever paired with MascagniAAEs AoCavalleria RusticanaAo to fill out an evening.