American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The text of a dramatic musical work, such as an opera.
- n. A book containing such a text.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A book containing the words of an extended musical composition, like an opera or an oratorio.
- n. The words themselves of such a work; the text.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A book containing the words of an opera or extended piece of music.
- n. The words themselves.
- n. the words of an opera or musical play
- From Italian, diminutive of libro ("book"), from Latin liber ("book"). (Wiktionary)
- Italian, diminutive of libro, book, from Latin liber, libr-. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Intermezzo," for which the composer wrote his own libretto, is a far more overtly autobiographical work than "A Quiet Place.”
“The libretto is available here, while all the vocal tracks can be accessed for download through this shared folder.”
“The libretto is both obvious and at points outright silly.”
“The libretto is from Norwegian author John Fosse and is based on the first part of his novel of the same name.”
“Adams and director Peter Sellars adapted the libretto from the poetry of A.R. Ramanujan and the story concerns a legend from Southern India about a young woman, Kumudha, with a magical power to transform herself into a flowering tree.”
“The libretto is by Stephen Andrew Taylor and Kate Gale, with input from me.”
“Unfortunately, outside of this, the libretto is somewhat hard to hold onto.”
“However, the libretto is in English, which helps, and it is a familiar story so it is more accessible to me than other things.”
“Setting this libretto is Austrian Georg Friederich Haas.”
“A novel that I’m reading in part due to my upcoming summer European excursion where the novel will serve as the inspiration for a new opera from Georg Friedrich Haas, Melancholia, with a libretto from the author that will premiere at the Palais Garnier on June 9.”
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