Mascagni, Pietro

Mascagni, Pietro pyā´trō mäskä´nyē [key], 1863–1945, Italian operatic composer. He is known for his opera Cavalleria rusticana (1890), based on the tale by Giovanni Verga it is a classic example of the style of realism known as verismo. His other operas were less successful.

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