Presented side by side, each left facing page in the original Italian or German and the right in English, the librettos illustrate the collaboration between Mozart and his librettists
as they crafted together the stories that would support the music.
To the dubious credit of Goldenthal and his librettists
, Taymor and poet J.
One of a handful of female librettists
working on Broadway, she set a high standard for female characterization.
Weiss is quite clear in his objectives as stated in the Preface: "My hope is that they [readers] will profit from such visits [to selected moments of operatic history] by gaining a closer acquaintance with the spirit that prevailed at those times in the minds of composers, librettists
, critics, audiences.
Unearthing an enormous wealth of documentation, the author provides a full-size portrait of this crucial yet little-known figure, who operated amidst the crossfire of the often contradicting requests of authorities, composers, librettists
, singers, orchestras, and audiences.
Ovid and Poliziano figure prominently in Sternfeld's exploration of the models that served the early librettists
, models which included Ovid's Heroides as well as his Metamorphoses.
The early French and Italian librettists
regarded their works as poetic dramas, with the composer expected to pay faithful regard to the accents of the words.
Born in New York City and educated at Columbia, Dietz wrote some of the most popular stage and movie hits of his day, often in collaboration with noted composers or with other librettists
The Kleban Foundation was created in accordance with the wishes of 'A Chorus Line' lyricist Edward Kleban (1939-1987) to encourage the growth and development of musical theater by awarding yearly grants to "promising lyricists and librettists
working in the artistic form known as the "American Musical theatre.