Ruggero Leoncavallo

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Leoncavallo on a 1910 postcard

Ruggero (or Ruggiero)[1] Leoncavallo (Italian pronunciation: [rudˈdʒɛːro leoŋkaˈvallo]; 23 Apryle 1857 – 9 August 1919) wis an Italian opera componer an librettist.

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  1. His first name is an aa spelled "Ruggiero" in mony soorces. His birth certificate leets his full name as "Ruggiero Giacomo Maria Giuseppe Emmanuele Raffaele Domenico Vincenzo Francesco Donato Leoncavallo". See Dryden (2007) p. 4. However, his tombstane spells his first name as "Ruggero". See Fondazione Ruggero Leoncavallo.