Pietro Metastasio

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Birthday
3, 1698
Birthplace
Italy
Death Date
Apr 12, 1782 (84)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
3, 1698
Birthplace
Italy
Death Date
Apr 12, 1782 (84)

About

Italian poet remembered for his libretti for works of eighteenth-century opera seria. His famous libretto, Adriano in Siria, was set to music by such renowned composers as Bach, Cherubini, Pergolesi, and Caldara.

Before Fame

He spent many a happy childhood hour giving impromptu verse performances in front of large crowds.

Trivia

He wrote libretti for operas, oratorios, cantatas, and other musical works.

Family Life

He was the last son of Francesca Galasti and Felice Trapassi.

Associated With

He and Leonardo da Vinci were both famous Italians.

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