Librettist

Compose texts for operas, musical plays, or extended choral works.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$29,000 – $109,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Librettists do?

Composes text for opera, musical play, or extended choral work, fitting words to music composed by another. Adapts text to accommodate musical requirements of COMPOSER and SINGER.


Should I be a Librettist?

You should have a bachelor's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Outside the Box Thinker: Your creative brainpower gets a workout as you come up with innovative ideas.

  • How to become a Librettist

    We recommend at least a Bachelor's degree. Check out these schools offering Librettist-related education!
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