March 8, 1857/58
Aug. 9, 1919 at Montecatini Terme, near Florence
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Neapolitan opera composer
Type of Compositions:
Leoncavallo composed mainly operas but he also wrote piano, vocal and orchestral works.
He studied at the Naples Conservatory.
Among his notable works are: Chatterton, I Medici, Pagliacci which was composed using the verismo (realistic) style and La Bohème
Leoncavallo has a degree in Literature. His work Pagliacci was based on a murder investigation done by his father who was a police magistrate.