Metastasio [Trapassi], Pietro (opera) (Antonio Domenico Bonaventura )
- Don Neville
(b Rome, Jan 3, 1698; d Vienna, April 12, 1782). Italian poet and librettist . His fame rests chiefly with his 27 opera seria librettos written between 1723 and 1771. In settings by over 300 composers, adapted versions of these texts span a period of over a hundred years that stretches well into the 19th century....