Ruggero Leoncavallo

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Ruggero Leoncavallo

Leoncavallo in 1910
Born April 23, 1857
Naples, Italy
Died August 9, 1919
Montecatini Terme, Tuscany
Nationality Italian
Occupation Librettist
Composer
Known for I pagliacci

Ruggero Leoncavallo (April 23, 1857 – August 9, 1919) was an Italian opera composer and librettist. He is best known for his 1892 opera, I pagliacci. In 1906, he toured the United States with success. He was born in Naples, and died in Montecatini Terme, Tuscany.