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Ruggiero Leoncavallo, born 1857, died 1919 in Montecatini[?], was an italian great opera composer.

He was born at Naples and educated for music at the conservatoire. After some years spent in teaching and in ineffectual attempts to obtain the production of more than one opera, his I Pagliacci was performed at Milan in 1892 with immediate success; and next year his Medici was also produced there. But neither the latter nor Chatterton (1896)--both early works--obtained any favour; and it was not till La Bohème was performed in 1897 at Venice that his talent obtained public confirmation. Subsequent operas by Leoncavallo were Zazà (1900), and Der Roland (1904). In all these operas he was his own librettist.


  • I Pagliacci (May 21, 1892 Teatro Dal Verme, Milan)
  • I Medici (9 Nov. 1893 Teatro Dal Verme, Milan) [first part of the trilogy Crepusculum - not completed ]
  • Chatterton (10 March 1896 Teatro Argentina, Rome) [rev. of a work written in 1876 ]
  • La Bohème (6 May 1897 Teatro La Fenice, Venice)
  • Zazà (10 Nov. 1900 Teatro Lirico, Milan)
  • Der Roland von Berlin (13 Dec. 1904 Deutsche Oper, Berlin)
  • Maia (15 Jan. 1910 Teatro Costanzi, Rome)
  • Gli Zingari (16 Sept. 1912 Hippodrome, London)
  • Mimi Pinson (1913 Teatro Massimo, Palermo) [rev. of La Bohème]
  • Edipo Re (13 Dec. 1920 Opera Theatre, Chicago)


  • La jeunesse de Figaro (1906, USA)
  • Malbrouck (19 Jan. 1910 Teatro Nazionale, Rome)
  • La reginetta delle rose (24 June 1912 Teatro Costanzi, Rome)
  • Are you There? (1 Nov. 1913 Theatre Prince of Wales, London)
  • La candidata (6 Feb. 1915 Teatro Nazionale, Rome)
  • Prestami tua moglie (2 Sept. 1916 Casino delle Terme, Montecatini)
  • Goffredo Mameli (27 April 1916 Teatro Carlo Felice, Genoa)
  • A chi la giarrettiera? (16 Oct. 1919 Teatro Adriano, Rome)
  • Il primo bacio (29 April 1923 Salone di cura, Montecatini)
  • La maschera nuda (26 June 1925 Teatro Politeama, Naples)

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