Ruggiero Leoncavallo

Ruggiero Leoncavallo Sheet Music

  • Born
    23rd April 1857
  • Died
    9th August 1919
  • Birthplace
    Naples, Italy

Ruggero Leoncavallo was an Italian opera composer. His two-act work Pagliacci remains one of the most popular works in the repertory, appearing as number 20 on the Operabase list of the most-performed operas worldwide. The son of a police magistrate, Leoncavallo was born in Naples on 23 April 1857. As child he moved with his father in the town of Montalto Uffugo in Calabria where Leoncavallo lived during his adolescence. He later returned to Naples and was educated at the city's San Pietro a Majella Conservatory. After some years spent teaching and in ineffective attempts to obtain the production of more than one opera, he saw the enormous success of Pietro Mascagni's Cavalleria rusticana in 1890, and he wasted no time in producing his own verismo hit, Pagliacci.

Title Form Instrument
Brise de mer Duet Solo Instrument and Piano
Chatterton Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Orchestra
Der Roland von Berlin Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Orchestra
I Medici Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Orchestra
La bohème Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Orchestra
Maià Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Orchestra
Malbruk Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Orchestra
Pagliacci Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Orchestra
Zazà Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Orchestra
A Ninon Piano piece Piano
Pantins vivants Piano piece Piano
Ave Maria Sacred Mass Voice(s) and Instruments
Sérénade Serenade / Divertimento / Cassation Solo Instrument and Piano
Mattinata Song Cycle Voice(s) and Piano
Romanesca Symphonic Pieces Orchestra
Séraphitus Séraphita Symphonic Poem Orchestra