Ruggero Leoncavallo

Italian composer

Ruggero Leoncavallo (April 23, 1857 – August 9, 1919) was an Italian opera composer and librettist. He is best known for his 1892 opera, I pagliacci. In 1906, he toured the United States with success. He was born in Naples, and died in Montecatini Terme, Tuscany.

Ruggero Leoncavallo
Leoncavallo in 1910
BornApril 23, 1857
DiedAugust 9, 1919
Occupation(s)Librettist, composer
Known forI pagliacci