Definition of librettist
: the writer of a libretto
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Like Rossini, Mozart, working with the librettist Lorenzo Da Ponte, softened the sharpest edges of the text’s anti-royalist barbs to pass muster with Austrian censors.
Earthwise, written by librettist Constance Congdon and Pulitzer-winning composer Lewis Spratlan, is part of a five-year plan to bring new themes to the opera that will encourage public discourse.
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LIBRETTIST Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of librettist for English Language Learners
: a person who writes a libretto
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