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li·bret·tist

 (lĭ-brĕt′ĭst)
n.
The author of a libretto.

librettist

(lɪˈbrɛtɪst)
n
(Classical Music) the author of a libretto

li•bret•tist

(lɪˈbrɛt ɪst)

n.
the writer of a libretto.
[1860–65; < Italian librettista]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.librettist - author of words to be set to music in an opera or operetta
author, writer - writes (books or stories or articles or the like) professionally (for pay)
Translations

librettist

[lɪˈbretɪst] Nlibretista mf

librettist

nLibrettist(in) m(f)

librettist

[lɪˈbrɛtɪst] nlibrettista m/f
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Frankie Dettori cried foul riding after Librettist got bumped entering the straight, and Seamie Heffernan, who rode last home Ivan Denisovich, received a 14-day ban for alleged improper riding.
1911: Sir William Gilbert, librettist of Gilbert & Sullivan operas, died after rescuing two women from a garden pond.
Intending to do justice to the lyrical style, wit and poetic artistry of texts often viewed as only technical stepping stones to Mozart's musical genius, McClatchy, a poet and famed librettist, has re-translated the works to illuminate their inherent beauty and artistic merits.
Wales Millennium Centre's Weston Studio, Cardiff Bay Tel: 08700 40 2000 A comic opera by composer John Metcalf (Kafka's Chimp) and librettist Larry Tremblay.
Each title consists of three CDs, an introductory CD with rich background information about the composer and librettist, and historical and cultural information about the period.
Christian mileu,'' says librettist Richard Sparks, who wrote the new translation for the L.
Lorenzo Da Ponte was an early Venetian librettist well known in the late 1700s: he was Mozart's poet, Casanova's friend, and would serve as librettist of three of his friend Mozart's most controversial operas.
FRANKIE DETTORI is likely to choose Echo Of Light over Librettist in the Breeders' Cup Mile at Churchill Downs next week.
This was after the local stewards ruled he had forced Frankie Dettori out wide on Librettist on the home turn in the Group One contest won by Ivan Denisovich's stablemate George Washington.
The Irish jockey had originally been found guilty of improper riding and handed 14 days after local stewards ruled he had forced Frankie Dettori out wide on Librettist on the home turn in the Group One contest won by Ivan Denisovich's stablemate George Washington.
Dettori, riding the fancied Librettist, claimed he was impeded by Ivan Denisovich, ridden by Seamus Heffernan, on the final bend of the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes.
The long shot was hassled first by Killybegs and then by Frankie Dettori's mount Librettist, with O'Brien's other representative Ivan Denisovich also battling for the lead in the first half of the race.