I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars. — Og Mandino

po_Leoncavallo-RuggeroRuggero (or Ruggiero) Giacomo Maria Giuseppe Emmanuele Raffaele Domenico Vincenzo Francesco Donato Leoncavallo (April 23, 1857 – August 9, 1919) was an Italian opera composer.

His two-act work Pagliacci remains one of the most popular works in the repertory, appearing as number 19 on the Operabase list of the most-performed operas worldwide in the 2012/13 season.