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Wednesday, 23 April 2008

Today's Birthdays in Music: April 23 (Smyth, Leoncavallo)

1858 - Ethel Smyth, London, England; composer

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The Wreckers

Extract from Act 1 of The Wreckers (2006 Duchy Opera production)






1857 - Ruggero Leoncavallo, Naples, Italy; composer (Pagliacci)

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Sherrill Milnes sings The Prologue from Pagliacci (Metropolitan Opera 1978)




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