Esther is a 1956 English-language opera by Jan Meyerowitz to a libretto by Langston Hughes based on the biblical story in the Book of Esther. The opera was premiered at the Festival of Contemporary Arts at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.
- The Collected Works of Langston Hughes 0826214770 Langston Hughes, Arnold Rampersad, Dolan Hubbard (2004). "1956 Libretto by Langston Hughes. Music by Jan Meyerowitz. Regarding the triumphant premiere of Esther at the Festival of Contemporary Arts at the University of Illinois, Urbana–Champaign, Hughes wrote his old friend Carl Van Vechten,"