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Librettist   Listen
noun
Librettist  n.  One who makes a libretto.






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Librettist" Quotes from Famous Books



... younger than M. Henri Meilhac, M. Ludovic Halevy held a place in the French civil service until 1858, when he resigned to devote his whole time, instead of his spare time, to the theatre. As the son of a dramatist and the nephew of a popular composer, he had easy access to the stage. He began as the librettist-in-ordinary to M. Offenbach, for whom he wrote Ba-ta-clan in 1855, and later the Chanson de Fortunio, the Pont des Soupirs and Orphee aux Enfers. The first very successful play which MM. Meilhac and Halevy wrote together was a book for M. Offenbach; and it was possibly the good fortune ...
— Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. XXVI., December, 1880. • Various



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



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