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Ruggiero Leoncavallo

Ruggero (or Ruggiero) Leoncavallo (UK: LAY-on-kav-AL-oh, US: LAY-ohn-kə-VAH-loh, -⁠kah-, Italian: [rudˈdʒɛːro leˌoŋkaˈvallo]; 23 April 1857 – 9 August 1919) was an Italian opera composer and librettist. Although he produced numerous operas and other songs throughout his career it is his opera Pagliacci (1892) that remained his lasting contribution, despite attempts to escape the shadow of his greatest success.

Today he remains largely known for Pagliacci, one of the most popular and frequently performed works in the opera repertory. His other compositions include the song "Mattinata", popularized by Enrico Caruso, and the symphonic poem La Nuit de mai.

Birth and Death Data: Born April 23, 1857 (Naples), Died August 9, 1919 (Montecatini Terme)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1899 - 1949

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, session supervisor, lyricist, piano

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Recordings (Results 176-200 of 402 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia 49345 12-in. 3/18/1918 Pagliacci : Selections Metropolitan Opera Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Columbia 49829 12-in. 5/7/1920 Stridono lassu Grace Wagner Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 49839 12-in. 5/28/1920 Prologue Vicente Ballester Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 98063 12-in. 2/10/1923 Stridono lassu Rosa Ponselle Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia W142188 10-in. 5/11/1926 Serenade francaise Maria Kurenko Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 5984A 10-in. either 1908 or 1909 I pagliacci Banda de Artillería Band composer  
Columbia 6054 12-in. approximately 1909 or 1910 Pagliacci Court Symphony Orchestra [U.K.] Orchestra composer  
Columbia 6206 12-in. approximately 1911 Vesti la giubba Morgan Kingston Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 6418 12-in. approximately 1914 Pagliacci : Prologue Thorpe Bates Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 10033 10-in. approximately 1903 to 1908 Zazà : Zazà piccola zingara Vincenzo Reschiglian Baritone vocal solo composer  
Columbia 10084 10-in. approximately 1903 to 1908 Pagliacci : Serenata Emilio Venturini Tenor vocal solo composer  
Columbia 10113 10-in. approximately 1903 to 1908 Un'grande spettacolo Oreste Mieli ; Teatro alla Scala Coro Tenor vocal solo, with vocal chorus composer  
Columbia 10152 10-in. approximately 1903 to 1908 Pagliacci : E allor perché Nicolò Fossetta Baritone vocal solo composer  
Columbia 10173 10-in. approximately 1903 to 1908 Serenata o Colombina Francesco Daddi Tenor vocal solo composer  
Columbia 10295 7-in. approximately 1903 to 1908 Zazà : Non so capir perché Luigi Baldassare ; Eva Tetrazzini Vocal duet (soprano and baritone) composer  
Columbia 10340 10-in. approximately 1903 to 1908 Pagliacci : Prologo Vincenzo Reschiglian Baritone vocal solo composer  
Columbia 10348 10-in. approximately 1903 to 1908 Io non ho che una povera stanzetta Angelo Santini Tenor vocal solo, with piano composer  
Columbia 10390 10-in. approximately 1903 to 1908 Vesti la giubba Pietro Venerandi Tenor vocal solo composer  
Columbia 10487 10-in. approximately 1903 to 1908 Bohème : Bella dama, da questi milionari Virgilio Bellatti Baritone vocal solo composer  
Columbia 10491 10-in. approximately 1903 to 1908 Bohème : Oh! Questo 're' sempre falso... Alza l'occhio celeste Virgilio Bellatti Baritone vocal solo composer  
Columbia 10536 10-in. approximately 1903 to 1908 Vesti la giubba Roméo Berti Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 10867 10-in. approximately 1908 to 1914 Zazà : Non so capire perché Luigi Baldassare ; Conchita Coromines Vocal duet (soprano and baritone), with orchestra composer  
Columbia 10929 10-in. approximately 1908 to 1914 Presentazione di Schaunard Virgilio Bellatti Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 10930 10-in. approximately 1908 to 1914 L’influenza del bleu Virgilio Bellatti Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 10989 10-in. approximately 1908 to 1914 No, pagliaccio non son Giuseppe Oppezzo Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
(Results 176-200 of 402 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Leoncavallo, Ruggiero," accessed June 20, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102585.

Leoncavallo, Ruggiero. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 20, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102585.

"Leoncavallo, Ruggiero." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 20 June 2024.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102585

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