Pagliacci

Ruggiero Leoncavallo

Pagliacci

“The Strolling Players”

About this work...

Late in 1891, Leoncavallo set out to compose an opera similar to, but surpassing, Mascagni's Cavalleria rusticana, one of the primary examples verismo (lusually translated as "realism"). Within five months, Leoncavallo had completed I Pagliacci (The Clowns), his second opera, but his first to be performed. It made him ... read more

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