Da Ponte

[ duh -pon-tee; Italian dah -pawn-te ]
/ də ˈpɒn ti; Italian dɑ ˈpɔn tɛ /

noun

Lo·ren·zo [luh-ren-zoh, law-, loh-; Italian law-ren-dzaw], /ləˈrɛn zoʊ, lɔ-, loʊ-; Italian lɔˈrɛn dzɔ/, Emanuele Conegliano, 1749–1838, Italian librettist and teacher of Italian, in the U.S. after 1805.

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British Dictionary definitions for Da Ponte

Da Ponte
/ (Italian dɑ ˈpɔnte) /

noun

Lorenzo (loˈrɛntso), real name Emmanuele Conegliano 1749–1838, Italian writer; Mozart's librettist for The Marriage of Figaro (1786), Don Giovanni (1787), and Cosi fan tutte (1790)
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