Cavalleria Rusticana by Pietro Mascagni

Cavalleria Rusticana

Pietro Mascagni
Born: 7 December 1863, Livorno, Italy
Nationality: Italian
Died: 2 August 1945, Rome, Italy

Pietro Mascagni 1863-1945

Mascagni was a composer best known for his operas. In 1890 his opera “Cavalleria” caused on of the greatest sensations in operatic history and ushered in the Verismo movement in Italian dramatic music. Despite claims that Mascagni was a one-opera wonder “L’Amico Fritz” and “Iris” have also remained in the European repertoire since their premieres. Mascagni composed fifteen operas, an operetta, and several orchestral works. He enjoyed great success in his lifetime as a composer and a conductor

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