(Fr.; It. maestro concertatore).
Rehearser. Member of mus. staff of opera house who coaches singers in their roles and also sometimes acts as chorusmaster, and prompter in perfs. Word is generally used in Eng., otherwise ‘coach’. Many distinguished opera conds. have learned their craft as répétiteurs. ‘Repet' is orch. players’ term for the inside 1st vn. next to the leader.