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Pietro Mascagni
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Birth Date:December 7, 1863
Astrology Sign:Sagittarius
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Died Date:August 2, 1945

Occupation:Opera composer

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Pietro Mascagni

Biography:Pietro Mascagni (December 7, 1863 - August 2, 1945) is one of the most important Italian opera composers of the turn of the twentieth century.

Mascagni's 1890 masterpiece, Cavalleria Rusticana, caused one of the greatest sensations in opera history and singlehandedly ushered in the Verismo movement. However, though it has been stated and restated ad nauseam that Mascagni, like Leoncavallo, was a "one-opera man" who could never repeat his first success, this is highly inaccurate. L'Amico Fritz and Iris have been popular in Europe since their respective premieres; in fact, Mascagni himself claimed that at one point Iris was performed in Italy more often than Cavalleria (cf. Stivender).

Mascagni wrote a total of fifteen operas, plus an operetta, several beautiful orchestral and vocal works, as well as songs and piano music. He enjoyed amazing success during his lifetime, both as a composer and conductor. If he never repeated the public success of Cavalleria, it was probably because Mascagni refused to copy himself. The variety of styles in Mascagni's operas -- the Sicilian passion and warmth of Cavalleria, the Asian flavor of Iris, the idyllic breeze that ventilates L'Amico Fritz, the French hues in Isabeau, the steely, Verismo quality of Il Piccolo Marat -- demonstrate a versatility that none of the other Veristi could boast, Puccini included.

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Pietro Mascagni's Personality Tarot Card The Wheel of Fortune - Personality Card

Birthday: December 7, 1863

A new chapter is starting; problems are solved through changes in circumstances.

Pietro Mascagni's Character Tarot Card The Magician - Character Card

Birthday: December 7, 1863

Creative initiative, skill and opportunities for new ventures.

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Pietro Mascagni's Growth Tarot Card Justice

Birthday: December 7, 2017

Balance, wisdom and a need for rational, logical solutions.




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