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Composer: Leoncavallo, Ruggero (1857-1919)

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Year of birth1857
Year of death1919
NationalityItaly
PeriodRomantic
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BudapestLa bohème (Leoncavallo)

La bohème (Leoncavallo)
Leoncavallo: La bohème
Hungarian State Opera

MilanFabio Sartori

Rossini, Verdi, Leoncavallo, Mascagni, Tosti
Fabio Sartori; Mzia Bachtouridze

ViennaCavalleria rusticana / Pagliacci

Mascagni, Leoncavallo
Giacomo Sagripanti; Jean-Pierre Ponnelle; Vienna State Opera; Elīna Garanča; Yonghoon Lee

BudapestCavalleria rusticana

Cavalleria rusticana
Mascagni, Leoncavallo
Marco Comin; Georges Delnon; Hungarian State Opera; Madeleine Schleich; Prisca Baumann; Ildikó Komlósi; Zsófia Kálnay

MadridSonya Yoncheva

Sonya Yoncheva
Catalani, Leoncavallo, Martucci, Puccini, Tosti, Verdi
Sonya Yoncheva; Antoine Palloc
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Pagliacci comes to Paisley’s operatic Big Top

Anna Patalong (Nedda) © James Glossop
Scottish Opera brings opera to the people on a huge scale in a promenade production of Pagliacci.  
***11
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Opera as circus: a controversial Cav & Pag in Rome

Carmela Remigio (Nedda) and Fabio Sartori (Canio) © Yasuko Kageyama | Teatro dell’Opera di Roma
Pippo Delbono, an advocate of experimental theatre, tests the audience's patience at Opera di Roma, masking some enjoyable musical performances.
**111
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Alagna shines as murky Cav and exciting Pag reappear at The Met

Roberto Alagna (Canio) in Pagliacci © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
David McVicar's uninspiring Cavalleria rusticana remains problematic, but a strong Pagliacci leaves the New York audience gasping. 
****1
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Elena Zilio leads the verismo thrills

Elena Zilio (Mamma Lucia) and Byrna Hymel (Turiddu) © ROH | Catherina Ashmore
After its Christmas break, Cavalleria rusticana and Pagliacci return to the Royal Opera in Daminano Michieletto's arresting production. 
****1
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Evil under the sun: Hymel triumphs in Cav and Pag

Simon Keenlyside (Tonio), Bryan Hymel (Canio), Carmen Giannattasio (Nedda) © ROH | Catherine Ashmore
Even stronger than first time round, Michieletto's impressive staging is complemented by an outstanding double role debut from Hymel and a heartbreaking Santuzza from Elīna Garanča.
*****
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