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libretto

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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librettoli‧bret‧to /lɪˈbretəʊ $ -toʊ/ noun (plural librettos) [countable] 🔊 🔊 APMthe words of an opera or musical play
Examples from the Corpus
librettoDuring the autumn Mozart was commissioned by the emperor to write another opera buffa, again to a libretto by Da Ponte.The commission that had brought us to Préfleur was for music to a libretto by M. Xavier Frontenac.I ask myself whether Chaillot ever glanced at his libretto, let alone read it.He explained the gestures in the libretto he prepared for his audience.But when he and Slater came to devise the dramatic structure of the libretto, something different resulted.Performed by Mecklenburgh Opera, the libretto is based on a story by the expressionist writer and artist, Bruno Schulz.Mozart received the libretto in advance and composed some of the recitatives in Salzburg.
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