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There are no good opera libretti. All libretti fail either as text for musical setting, as drama, or as literature.
What about operetta? I will back The Pirates of Penzance against almost anything.
The exception that proves the rule, I suppose. Although Gilbert's libretti were intended to mock other composers' operas, so they deliberately set out to be dramatically ineffective. Which is what makes them so hilarious.
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