His best known work is Cavalleria rusticana written with Giovanni Targioni-Tozzetti. He also provided the libretti for Mascagni's I Rantzau, Zanetto, for Umberto Giordano's Regina Diaz and Viktor Parma's Stara pesem (Old Song).
Menasci was born and died in Livorno.
- Works by or about Guido Menasci in libraries (WorldCat catalog)
- Works by Guido Menasci at Project Gutenberg
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