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Leoncavallo, Ruggiero

Line breaks: Rug|giero Leon|ca¦vallo
Pronunciation: /ˌleɪɒnkaˈvaləʊ
 
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Definition of Leoncavallo, Ruggiero in English:

( 1857–1919), Italian composer. His opera Pagliacci (1892) introduced verismo or realism to Italian opera and brought him immediate acclaim.

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