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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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Saffron WaldenAn Evening of Opera with WNO Orchestra

An Evening of Opera with WNO Orchestra
Puccini, Verdi, Bizet, Leoncavallo
Orchestra of Welsh National Opera; Gwyn Hughes Jones

PaisleyPagliacci

Pagliacci
Leoncavallo: Pagliacci
Stuart Stratford; Bill Bankes-Jones; Scottish Opera; Tim Meacock; Anna Patalong; Ronald Samm

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
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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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Opera North's Little Greats: jealousy, murder and childhood fantasy

Peter Auty (Canio) and Elin Pritchard (Nedda) © Tristram Kenton
Charles Edwards and Annabel Arden direct Leoncavallo's Pagliacci and Ravel's L'Enfant et les sortilèges in a contrasting pairing of two short operas in Opera North's 'Little Greats' season.
****1
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