Pietro Antonio Domenico Trapassi (1698--1782) was an Italian poet and librettist, considered the most important writer ofopera serialibretti. In this volume, Pietro Metastasio presents new translations ofDido Abandoned, Demetrius,andThe Olympiadthat stay close to the original form and wording. Featuring an introduction that highlights the playwright's life and significant innovations in dramatic technique as well as a short bibliography, Fucilla's translations will be of interest not only to literary scholars, but also to those concerned with the history of music.
Subjects: Language & Literature, Music
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