Ruggero Leoncavallo (1857-1919) is remembered as a verisimo opera composer and librettist. Often thought of as a Romantic Period "one hit wonder," most people only know him from I Pagliacci. Yet Leoncavallo wrote other operas and operettas, as well as orchestral works, a ballet, and various songs and choral pieces, including a requiem. He also was a pianist and a capable conductor.
Find A Grave listing with birth and death dates, biography, cemetery information, and interactive memorial.
Filmography at IMDb lists writing and music credits for various movies and television shows using his compositions. Most are various performances of or borrowings from I Pagliacci.
Brief biographical sketch, caricature, summary of operatic works, and Naxos discography.
Wikipedia article with biography, lists of operas and operettas, and internal references to related people and topics.
Entry at the Lied and Art Songs Text Page with list of vocal works and selected lyrics.
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