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Ruggero (or Ruggiero) Leoncavallo (Italian pronunciation: [rudˈdʒɛːro leoŋkaˈvallo]; 23 April 1857 – 9 August 1919) was an Italian opera composer and librettist. Although he would produce numerous operas and other songs throughout his career it is his two-act work Pagliacci (1892) that remained his lasting contribution, despite attempts to escape the shadow of his greatest success. Today he remains largely known for Pagliacci, one of the most popular works in the repertory, appearing as number 20 on the Operabase list of the most-performed operas worldwide in the 2013/14 season. His other well known works include the song "Mattinata", popularized by Enrico Caruso, as well as the symphonic poem La nuit de mai.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1960 Pagliacci Leoncavallo; Del Monaco, MacNeil, Tucci 1
1988 Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana / Leoncavallo: Pagliacci Mascagni, Leoncavallo; Pavarotti, Freni, Várady, Wixell, Cappuccilli, Gavazzeni, Patanè 4 1
1990 La Bohème Leoncavallo; Orchestra e Coro del Teatro "La Fenice"; Jan Latham Koenig 1
1992 Opera Classics: I Pagliacci Ruggero Leoncavallo; Slovak Philharmonic Choir, Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Alexander Rahbari 2
1993 Pagliacci (Philadelphia Orchestra feat conductor: Riccard Muti; Performers: Luciano Pavarotti, Daniela Dessí, Juan Pons, Paolo Coni, Ernesto Gavazzi) Ruggero Leoncavallo 1
1995 I Pagliacci Ruggero Leoncavallo 1
1995 I Pagliacci / Cavalleria Rusticana Ruggero Leoncavallo, Pietro Mascagni, Martina Arroyo, Livia Budai, Franco Bonisolli, Bernd Weikl, Lucia Popp, Wladimir Atlantow, Wolfgang Brendel, Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Münchner Rundfunkorchester, Lamberto Gardelli 1
1996 Pagliacci Ruggero Leoncavallo; Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Herbert von Karajan 1
1997 Pagliacci (London Symphony Orchestra & The John Alldis Choir feat. conductor: Nello Santi) Ruggero Leoncavallo 1
1998 Pagliacci (RCA Victor Orchestra feat. conductor: Renato Cellini, tenor: Jussi Björling) Ruggero Leoncavallo 1
2002 Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana / Leoncavallo: Pagliacci Mascagni, Leoncavallo; Domingo, Bruson, Obraztsova, Stratas, Prêtre 1
2006 Leoncavallo: Pagliacci (Chorus and Orchestra of La Scala, Milan feat. conductor: Tullio Serafin, soprano: Maria Callas, tenor: Giuseppe Di Stefano, baritone: Tito Gobbi, baritone: Rolando Panerai, tenor: Nicola Monti) Ruggero Leoncavallo 1
2006 Pagliacci (Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Massimo Bellini di Catania feat. Andre Bocelli, Ana Maria Martinzez, conductor: Steven Mercurio) Ruggero Leoncavallo 1
2010 La Nuit de mai Ruggero Leoncavallo; Plácido Domingo, 郎朗, Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Alberto Veronesi 5 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1990 Cavalleria Rusticana / Pagliacci: Highlights Pietro Mascagni, Ruggero Leoncavallo; Pavarotti, Freni, Várady, Cappuccilli, Wixell 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
I Pagliacci (Vickers, Carlyle, MacNeil, Tornasetti, Noit) Ruggero Leoncavallo 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
Pagliacci (Coro & Orchestra del Theatro alla Scala feat. conductor: George Petrês, tenor: Plácido Domingo, soprano: Teresa Stratas) Ruggero Leoncavallo 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1996 Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana / Leoncavallo: I Pagliacci Pietro Mascagni, Ruggero Leoncavallo; Montserrat Caballé, José Carreras, Matteo Manuguerra, Julia Hamari, Astrid Varnay, Renata Scotto, Ugo Benelli, Sir Thomas Allen, Leslie Fyson 1

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