Metastasio

[ me-tah-stah-zyaw ]
/ ˌmɛ tɑˈstɑ zyɔ /

noun

Pietro Antonio Domenico Bonaventura Trapassi, 1698–1782, Italian poet and dramatist.

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Metastasio
/ (Italian metasˈtaːzjo) /

noun

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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