The "Realism" movement, which showed itself in the field of literature, art and science in the 19th and 20th centuries, was named "Verismo", coming from vero, which means "truth" in the art of opera. Opera, Verismo. It is a post-romantic operatic tradition associated with Italian composers such as Pietro Mascagni, Ruggero Leoncavallo, Umberto Giordano, Francesco Cilea, and Giacomo Puccini. In this study, Pietro Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana and Ruggero Leoncavallo's I Pagliacci, which is accepted as the beginning of the "Verismo" movement, are examined in terms of opera singing.
Key Words: Opera, Realism, Verismo, Opera Singing