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Pietro Antonio Domenico Bonaventura Trapassi, 1698–1782, Italian poet and dramatist.
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How to use Metastasio in a sentence
There is a pleasing description of these sudden winters in one of the letters of the poet Metastasio, while residing at Vienna.The Book of Curiosities|I. Platts
Metastasio, it will be remembered, was attached to the court of Austria in quality of Imperial poet.
Apostolo Zeno, as celebrated for his erudition as for his poetic powers, was succeeded by that most enchanting poet, Metastasio.Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3)|Isaac D'Israeli
Count Firmian presented Wolfgang with a snuff-box and 20 gigliati,16 together with a copy of Metastasio's works.
He proved, said Metastasio,29 that the opera and good sense are not absolutely contradictory terms.
British Dictionary definitions for Metastasio
/ (Italian metasˈtaːzjo) /
Pietro (ˈpjɛːtro), original name Pietro Antonio Domenico Trapassi. 1698–1782, Italian poet and librettist; Viennese court poet (from 1730). His works include La clemenza di Tito (1732)
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