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Pietro Mascagni
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Born
Pietro Antonio Stefano Mascagni

(1863-12-07)7 December 1863
Livorno, Italy
Died 2 August 1945(1945-08-02) (aged 81)
Rome, Italy
Occupation Composer

Pietro Antonio Stefano Mascagni (December 7, 1863 – August 2, 1945) was an Italian composer. He was born in Livorno, Tuscany and died in Rome. In 1890, he wrote the one-act opera, Cavalleria rusticana. This famous opera is often paired with Ruggero Leoncavallo's I pagliacci. Mascagni also wrote Iris, L'amico Fritz, and other operas. He married Lina Carbognani in 1889. They had two sons and one daughter.

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