Saturday March 28, 2020

Classical Notes

I have a soft heart. When I hear about a new production of La Bohème, I think not of Puccini, the genius who created it, but of another composer who almost did: Ruggero Leoncavallo.

12th May, 2012
Sinéad Campbell-Wallace: to play Mimi in La Bohème.

I have a soft heart. When I hear about a new production of La Bohème, I think not of Puccini, the genius who created it, but of another composer who almost did.

Ruggero Leoncavallo had more than earned his place in the panoply of opera's minor saints when he composed his one-act I Pagliacci, a work that brought the *verismo* concept to opera (basically lifelike plots about real peopl, instead of the long-held...

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