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the words of an opera or musical play

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As managing director, Corporate Advisory, Libretti will be responsible for assisting institutions; treasury teams; and multi-billion dollar, publicly-traded companies with debt offering strategies and equity market repurchase solutions.
Gotz's presentation focused on digitization of the Her Collection of libretti at the Bavarian State Library, which was funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) with the goals of cataloging the collection (based on the RISM US-Libretto project, digitizing the libretti, and developing a portal for the collection alongside a similar one at the German Historical Institute in Rome (DHI), with the possibility of expanding the portal to include libretti worldwide.
Adrienne Ward's book tackles the problem of representations of China in Italian eighteenth-century opera libretti with a complete understanding of the importance and complexity of this phenomenon.
By contrasting libretti with their sources of inspiration, Rodriguez found fertile ground to observe the strategies employed, on the one hand, by the creative imagination of writers and, on the other, by those attempting to respect themes and episodes of a plot while writing within the confines and requirements dictated by different artistic purposes.
Italian opera libretti employ language that is atypical of the vernacular: specifically, the use of obsolete and truncated words, unnatural syntax, concision, and the addition and deletion of words to fit the musical line.
Even so, the men who made up Monte Libretti's town council still had to turn to the town's noble overlord, Maffeo Barberini, in their quest for a medical practitioner.
Still, their collaboration resulted in opera libretti that are true literary texts, especially their libretto for Stravinsky's opera The Rake's Progress.
Libretti,(1) the United States Supreme Court held that the factual basis requirement of Rule 11(f) of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure does not apply to a forfeiture provision of a guilty plea.
The contents of each madrigal book or sacred collection are listed in detail, together with all known authors of poetic texts; the libretti of stage works are accorded similarly careful treatment.
Benserade's romantic verses attracted attention, and he was repeatedly called on to write libretti for royal ballets, a function he discharged with a wit verging on impertinence.
Menotti himself wrote the libretti for all his operas, which have been notable for their unusual theatrical effectiveness as well as their music, and also wrote the libretto for Samuel Barber's opera Vanessa.
Among his other compositions are the libretti for Verdi 's Otello (1887) and Falstaff (1893).
It included music and books about architecture and perspective applied to theatres, dating from the 16th up to the 18th century, aiming to catch the amateur's eye in displaying the richness of documentation involved in the opera: scores, libretti, leitmotif guides, "bozzetti" and "figurini", books and manuals about costumes, singing, acting, scores and libretti annotated by conductors and stage directors.