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


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


(ˌleɪ ɔn kəˈvɑ loʊ, leɪˌoʊn-)

Ruggiero, 1858–1919, Italian operatic composer and librettist.
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Two composers, Henri Tomasi and Ruggiero Leoncavallo, were featured.
Konrad Dryden's life and works of the Italian verismo composer Ruggiero Leoncavallo (1857-1919) is the first fully-documented biography of the composer to appear to date, and follows the author's biography of Riccardo Zandonai (another Italian opera composer whose best known work is Francesco da Rimini).
Best known as the composer of Pagliacci, Ruggiero Leoncavallo (1857-1919) created many other operatic works, including Chatterton, Der Roland von Berlin, and La boheme.