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origin of phrase

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origin of phrase#0
Posted: 5/31/04 at 5:53pm
What is the origin and definition of the phrase "Finale Ultimo" and what makes it different from a regular finale???
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re: origin of phrase#1
Posted: 5/31/04 at 6:04pm
It's just an opera term for the final finale, the final encore if you will.
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re: origin of phrase#2
Posted: 5/31/04 at 9:07pm
The literal translation is "the ultimate finale". It's the big, socko-boffo ending the audience is craving.
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