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Assoluto, assoluta (It.: ‘absolute’)locked

  • John Rosselli


As applied to a singer, the term crept into opera bills and contracts with the general inflation of titles that set in towards the end of the 18th century. In theory it meant ‘unique’: a particular singer was the only member of the company engaged for a season entitled to be called prima donna (or ...

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Milan, Biblioteca Teatrale Livia Simoni