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The wordsmiths behind the great works of musical theatre usually get less credit than the composers. But if it weren’t for great writers, we wouldn’t have 'The Marriage of Figaro', 'Carmen' or 'The Rake’s Progress'. So here are ten of the best librettists.
Money-Coutts was the wealthy heir to the Coutts banking family. Considered too unstable to work for the family firm, he became an admirer of the music of the Spanish composer Albéniz. Coutts offered to become the composer's benefactor on condition Albéniz always used Coutts' own libretti for his operas. They wrote three together - including 'Merlin', the first instalment of an unrealised Arthurian trilogy.
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