[ UK /lɪbɹˈɛtɪst/ ]
[ US /ɫəˈbɹɛtəst/ ]
  1. author of words to be set to music in an opera or operetta
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How To Use librettist In A Sentence

  • It was the end of her promising career as a librettist. Times, Sunday Times
  • Of his new handle "librettist," Shanley told Playbill Radio, "It's a really interesting job and it's a really interesting art form. : News
  • More, too often, both Strauss and librettist Hugo von Hofmannsthal seem to be coasting on automatic pilot.
  • And that defeats librettist da Ponte's careful working of class divisions within a single manorial household. Donna Perlmutter: Postino and Figaro: Underclass Heroes Who Usher in L.A. Opera's 25th Season
  • As a librettist, McClatchy has often done adaptations, working with Ned Rorem on Wilder's Our Town also a Jacobs School production and on The Magic Flute. Benjamin R. Barber: World Premiere of Bernard Rands' Opera Vincent at Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music
  • Mozart's librettist for Figaro was himself a controversial and colourful character.
  • The musician and the librettist were collaborators.
  • Librettists of that period would know very little about music, choreography or costume design,’ she added.
  • GO: Yes - the librettist is my brother, Ruben Ortiz. Opera Today
  • In "The Scottsboro Boys," Messrs. Kander and Ebb (who died in 2004 while writing the musical) and David Thompson, the show's librettist, have compressed this complicated sequence of events into a lengthy one-act musical that makes use of all the theatrical conventions of the old-fashioned blackface minstrel shows that were popular well into the 20th century. A Perilous Page of History to Turn
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