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noun as in playwright

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Von Hofmannsthal is best remembered now as the librettist of Richard Strauss' Der Rosenkavalier.

Without applying to another librettist, he began to search for a ready-made text.

The librettist now having need of his services for the finale, Daland enters, and the act winds up with a showy trio.

There are the verses, exclaimed the librettist; I wrote them in an hour.

He proposed as a good subject, "Alexander and Roxane," and set a librettist to work at the adaptation of it.

In operatic work the librettist and composer must work hand in hand.


On this page you'll find 139 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to librettist, such as: author, dramatist, scenarist, tragedian, writer, and dramaturge.

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