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 (lā′ōn-kə-vä′lō, -kä-väl′-), Ruggero 1858-1919.
Italian composer who wrote the opera Pagliacci (1892).
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(Italian leoŋkaˈvallo)
(Biography) Ruggiero (rudˈdʒɛːro). 1858–1919, Italian composer of operas, notably I Pagliacci (1892)
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(ˌleɪ ɔn kəˈvɑ loʊ, leɪˌoʊn-)

Ruggiero, 1858–1919, Italian operatic composer and librettist.
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The sixth installment of the series on July 28 will feature tenor Franco Martorana performing "Vesti la giubba" from the 1892 opera "Pagliacci" by Italian composer Ruggero Leoncavallo.
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British raiders Leoncavallo and Bedrock filled third and fourth spots, with the Mullins-trained 9/2 favourite Whiskey Sour in seventh.
Under the baton of Artistic Director Sabatino Vacca, the 36-piece orchestra embraced the melodrama of Leoncavallo's I pagliacci while also drawing out the lighter shades of the score.
In Pagliacci, written by Italian playwright Ruggero Leoncavallo, male lead Canio adopts and raises an orphaned girl named Nedda as his own.
Scottish Opera has put up a huge tent at the site for its exciting production of Leoncavallo's gritty and lushly musical drama about a travelling player who resorts to murder after being crossed in love.
Leoncavallo's Pagliacci and Ravel's L'Enfant et les Sortileges provide a stimulating contrast and ultimately, despite some mis-steps with Pagliacci, a thoroughly rewarding opening evening.
The programme will include classics from opera masterpieces by Verdi, Puccini, Giordano, Leoncavallo and many others.
Other highlights of the Opera performances include great romantic and tragic works that will take us into the deeper realms of the human spirit- Vincenzo Bellini's Norma, Ruggero Leoncavallo's Pagliacci (Clowns); and delightful operas that give us incredible joy Gioachino Rossini's L'Occasione fa il Ladro (Opportunity Makes a Thief) and Vincenzo Bellini's La Sonnambula (The Sleepwalker).
Several years later, they have landed the roles of Mimi, Musette, Marcello, and Rodolfo in the nearly forgotten opera La Boheme by Leoncavallo (also known as "the other La Boheme") which is to be produced by the New York Bel Canto Opera.