librettist librettist  /ləb ˈrɛ təst/


  • (n) author of words to be set to music in an opera or operetta


  1. Besides being a composer, librettist and conductor, he was a tireless writer and proselytizer on subjects as disparate as revolutionary politics, vivisection and racialism.
  2. Thirty-five years ago German Composer Richard Strauss and his librettist, Dramatist Hugo von Hofmannsthal, went back to Greek drama for a subject.
  3. The results might have been even more impressive if the librettist had written the score instead of the book.


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