- Julian Budden
Commedia lirica in four acts by Ruggero Leoncavallo to his own libretto after the play by Pierre Berton and Charles Simon; Milan, Teatro Lirico, 10 November 1900.
The première of Zazà was conducted by Arturo Toscanini, with a cast including Rosina Storchio (Zazà), Edoardo Garbin (Dufresne) and Mario Sammarco (Cascart). Later the opera became a favourite with star sopranos such as Emma Carelli and Geraldine Farrar. In ...