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  • n. Plural form of librettist.


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  • The Metropolitan Opera's ongoing commissioning program, announced in 2006, amounts to giving seed money to composers and librettists to develop a work for a workshop performance, after which the work's future -- as opera, or as music theater -- will be determined.

    New American operas are going the way of smaller venues, on smaller scales

  • Its second failing is the libretto, by a pair of jobbing librettists who, when they heard the score, apologized to Bizet "for not giving him one of their best efforts," as George Hall writes in the program notes for the English National Opera's superb new production.

    'Pearl Fishers' Offers Great Performances, Grand Imagery

  • At the time, Walker was conducting Handel's "Acis and Galatea" for Opera Australia -- for which Pope had been one of the librettists.

    Washington Concert Opera's Antony Walker reads 'Scandal of the Season' and more

  • The librettists, Michel Carré and Jules Barbier, smoothed Shakespeare into operatic shape: There's a conventional love duet for Hamlet and Ophélie in Act I, and Hamlet overhears Polonius (who otherwise has little to do) admitting his complicity in the murder plot.

    Pedestrian Score

  • ANNUAL "PAGE-TO-STAGE" READINGS, more than 25 area theater companies hold readings and open rehearsals of plays and musicals being developed by local, regional and national playwrights, librettists and composers. 2-10 p.m. Saturday-Monday, Kennedy Center, 2700 F St. NW.

    D.C. community calendar, Sept. 2 to 9, 2010

  • But for all its manic, modern undercurrents, the opera was still set by its librettists in the kind of German village Goethe visited in 1772.

    Janacek Saves a Season

  • The boy-man in Elf, at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre, is 30-year-old Buddy (Sebastian Arcelus), whom librettists Tom (Annie, The Producers) Meehan and Bob (The Drowsy Chaperone) Martin have catapulted to the stage from screenwriter David Berenbaum's 2003 movie of the same name.

    David Finkle: First Nighter: The Pee-wee Herman Show , Elf and the Ubiquitous Inner Child

  • In the final analysis, Betty Comden is one of the most important librettists in the history of American musical comedy, contributing a wit informed both by her liberal Jewish upbringing and her implicit belief that women need to assert themselves creatively.

    Betty Comden.

  • Her "Quando m'en vo" from La Boheme was as coquettish and self-satisfied as composer Giacomo Puccini and librettists Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa would have wished.

    David Finkle: If This is Monday and Opera in Central Park, Why the Microphones?

  • Act II pretty much played itself, thanks to Puccini and his librettists, and came across well despite Armiliato's continuing lack of tension.

    Archive 2009-06-01


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