Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The text of a dramatic musical work such as an opera, including the lyrics to be sung and sometimes interpolated spoken passages.
  • noun A book containing such a text.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A book containing the words of an extended musical composition, like an opera or an oratorio.
  • noun The words themselves of such a work; the text.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A book containing the words of an opera or extended piece of music.
  • noun The words themselves.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The text of a dramatic musical work, such as an opera.
  • noun A book containing such a text.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the words of an opera or musical play

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Italian, diminutive of libro, book, from Latin liber, libr-, inner bark of trees used as a writing material, book.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Italian, diminutive of libro ("book"), from Latin liber ("book").

Examples

  • The libretto is available here, while all the vocal tracks can be accessed for download through this shared folder.

    Archive 2010-02-01

  • The libretto is available here, while all the vocal tracks can be accessed for download through this shared folder.

    Nowhere Town: Libretto and Soundtrack

  • "Intermezzo," for which the composer wrote his own libretto, is a far more overtly autobiographical work than "A Quiet Place."

    'A Quiet Place,''Intermezzo' Show NYC Opera At Its Best

  • The libretto is both obvious and at points outright silly.

    Archive 2008-02-01

  • The libretto is from Norwegian author John Fosse and is based on the first part of his novel of the same name.

    La Belle Hélène

  • The libretto is from Norwegian author John Fosse and is based on the first part of his novel of the same name.

    Archive 2008-06-01

  • The libretto is both obvious and at points outright silly.

    The Shallow End

  • 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.

    In Bloom

  • 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.

    Archive 2007-03-01

  • The libretto is by Stephen Andrew Taylor and Kate Gale, with input from me.

    hughstimson.org » Blog Archive » A Le Guinish Opera?

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