Relationship types / Artist-Work / Librettist


Indicates the librettist for this work.

ID: 169
Cardinality of {entity0}: Many relationships (1)
Cardinality of {entity1}: Few relationships (0)
Orderable direction: None (0)
UUID: 7474ab81-486f-40b5-8685-3a4f8ea624cb

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The following attributes can be used with this relationship type:


This attribute describes if a particular role was considered normal or additional.

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Librettist is to be used for the author(s) of the words of an opera or other musical stage work, or an oratorio, including dialogue from musicals. For the author of the lyrics of the songs from a musical, see the lyricist relationship instead.

For musicals and other cases where the author of the libretto didn't also write the lyrics, link the librettist only to the main work (and any act works), but not to each song.

Use "additional" to distinguish writers whose contributions form only a minor part of the libretto.



Lorenzo Da Ponte wrote the libretto for Il dissoluto punito, ossia il Don Giovanni, K. 527

Musical theatre

Hugh Wheeler (English-born playwright, librettist, poet, and translator) wrote the libretto for Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street


Charles Jennens wrote the libretto for Messiah, HWV 56