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date: 14 October 2019

Argomento [antefatto, premessa](It.: ‘argument’)locked

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[antefatto, premessa](It.: ‘argument’)

Heading normally given to the prefatory material of a printed libretto ( see Libretto ) in which the background to the plot (‘the story so far’) is outlined. Its purpose is to inform the audience of relevant events supposed to have taken place before the rise of the curtain and thus to help elucidate what follows....

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