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Librettist   Listen
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Librettist  n.  One who makes a libretto.






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"Librettist" Quotes from Famous Books



... wouldn't stand for the charter price in an expense bill. A lonesome farm would be a good spot. But Penrhyn could borrow a rube outfit and escape from a farm. A lighthouse would be a swell place to stow away a leading librettist dressed up in a fool's costume, wouldn't it? Or an island? Say, I'll ...
— Torchy and Vee • Sewell Ford

... TO THEE, SAVOY!" (vide old-fashioned duet).—It is rumoured that the separation, on account of incompatibility of temper, between a certain distinguished Composer and an eminent Librettist has come to an end. Its end is peace—that is, an Operatic piece. They have met; the two have embraced, and will, no doubt, live happily ever afterwards, on the same terms as before, with the third party present, ...
— Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 104, January 28, 1893 • Various

... Opera House, where they witnessed a performance of Moliere's Misanthrope and extracts from the opera, Robert le Diable, by Meyerbeer. The spectacle was concluded by a piece written by Eugene Scribe, the famous French librettist, in celebration of the founding of the Museum. At midnight the King and his family led a procession through the galleries of the palace, lighted by footmen carrying torches. At two o'clock in the morning the festivities were at an ...
— The Story of Versailles • Francis Loring Payne

... the pretty little house, formerly the summer retreat of the dead composer Patel. A winner of the Prix de Rome he had produced many operas and oratorios until his death, just a year previous to the premiere of "The Iron Virgin." Of its immense success widow and librettist were in no doubt. Had they not witnessed it an hour earlier! Such furore did not often occur at the Comique. All recollection of Patel's mediocre work was wiped away in the swelter and glow of this passionate music, more modern than Wagner, ...
— Melomaniacs • James Huneker



Words linked to "Librettist" :   author, William Schwenk Gilbert, libretto, gilbert, William Gilbert



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