chapter  3
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Librettists

Major study of the festa teatrale and Metastasio's role in refining and rationalizing the essentially baroque tradition towards the simplicity of plot and musical richness seen in Orfeo. See also Sternfeld (item 205), Monelle (item 248), Buschmeier (item 375), Leopold (item 397), Degrada (item 429), and Martina (item 454).