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Italian Opera Composer Pietro Mascagni. was an Italian composer most noted for his operas. His 1890 masterpiece Cavalleria rusticana caused one of the greatest sensations in opera history and single-handedly ushered in the Verismo movement in Italian dramatic music.

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Pietro Antonio Stefano Mascagni (1863–1945) Italian composer most noted for his operas. His 1890 masterpiece Cavalleria rusticana caused one of the greatest sensations in opera history & single-handedly ushered in the Verismo movement in Italian dramatic music. Some critics held that Mascagni, like Leoncavallo, was a "one-opera man" who could never repeat his first success, but L'amico Fritz & Iris have remained in the repertoire in Europe since their premieres.

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Giovanni Martinelli as Turiddu in Cavalleria Rusticana at Covent Garden Theatre London (1914)

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Leopoldo Metlicovitz (1868-1944, Italy), 1899, Opera Iris, Music by Pietro Mascagni, Printed by G. Ricordi & C., Milan, 75x57 1/4 cm. #Stile #Liberty #Italian #ArtNouveau

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