Show Summary Details

Page of

Printed from Grove Music Online. Grove is a registered trademark. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a single article for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy).

date: 05 July 2020

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


[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....

You do not currently have access to this article


Please login to access the full content.


Please subscribe to access the full content.