What is another word for librettist?

Pronunciation: [lɪbɹˈɛtɪst] (IPA)

A librettist is a person responsible for writing the text of an opera or musical. While the term librettist is widely used, there are a few other words that can be used as synonyms for the same role. For instance, an opera writer, an opera poet, or a lyricist can be used instead of librettist. These terms describe the same activity, but the word choice may depend on the type of performance. A playwright is another word that can be used for a librettist, and the terms may sometimes overlap in cases where the play is designed for music. However, whatever the word choice, the person's job remains the same - to craft a text that accompanies music in a performance.

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Usage examples for Librettist

Those robust tenors who, possessing this tone, launch it out at full voice, unheeding the delicate accompaniment with violin obbligato in the orchestra, and the calm, mystic serenity of the surroundings, are surely more desirous of drawing the attention of the public to themselves, than actuated by an artistic desire to interpret faithfully the scene as intended by composer and librettist.
"Style in Singing"
W. E. Haslam
Of its immense success widow and librettist were in no doubt.
"Melomaniacs"
James Huneker
He, too, had come in for some of the applause, a sort of inverted glory which like a frosty nimbus envelopes the head of the librettist.
"Melomaniacs"
James Huneker

Famous quotes with Librettist

  • I dream of a collaboration that would finally be total, in which the librettist would often think as a composer and the composer as a librettist.
    Jacques Ibert

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