1857 - Born on the 23rd of April is a Italian opera composer.
Educated at the Conservatorio San Pietro a Majella in his native city, Naples.
1892 - He produced Pagliacci was performed in Milan with immediate success.
1896 - I Medici was produced in Milan, but neither it nor Chatterton.
Many considered him the greatest Italian librettist of his time after Boito.
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