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Leoncavallo

[le-awn-kah-vahl-law] /lɛˌɔn kɑˈvɑl lɔ/
noun
1.
Ruggiero
[rood-je-raw] /rudˈdʒɛ rɔ/ (Show IPA),
1858–1919, Italian operatic composer and librettist.
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  • Did you ever hear of Leoncavallo, Verdi, or that there is such a thing as a Russian composer?

    Stover at Yale Owen Johnson
  • Leoncavallo set the same story to music, writing the book himself.

    Giacomo Puccini Wakeling Dry
  • It was the first time that Lancaster had heard Leoncavallo's opera.

    Cape of Storms Percival Pollard
  • Leoncavallo is never much of a melodist, and 'Pagliacci' teems with reminiscences.

    The Opera R.A. Streatfeild
  • Glck's "Orpheus and Eurydice" is a short opera that alongside of Leoncavallo's work would delight the musical epicure.

    Stars of the Opera Mabel Wagnalls
  • Among the notable successes which have been first launched at this theatre is Leoncavallo's I Pagliacci.

    Giacomo Puccini Wakeling Dry
  • Leoncavallo's music is conceived in a totally different mood from that of Puccini.

    The Opera R.A. Streatfeild
British Dictionary definitions for Leoncavallo

Leoncavallo

/Italian leoŋkaˈvallo/
noun
1.
Ruggiero (rudˈdʒɛːro). 1858–1919, Italian composer of operas, notably I Pagliacci (1892)
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