Verismo came to the fore in the late Romantic period. An influential early verismo opera was Pietro Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana. Later composers of verismo opera include Ruggero Leoncavallo (whose I Pagliacci is often coupled with Cavalleria), Giacomo Puccini and Umberto Giordano.
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