Mark Campbell is one of the most in-demand and prolific librettists in the world. Of the 15 plus operas he has written, his most-known work is Silent Night, which received the 2012 Pulitzer for Music. Since its premiere at Minnesota Opera, the work has been broadcast on PBS' Great Performances and produced by many opera companies across the country. Mark's other successful operas are Later the Same Evening, Volpone, Bastianello/Lucrezia, As One, The Manchurian Candidate and, most recently, The Shining.
Campbell has received many prestigious prizes, including a Grammy nomination, the first Kleban Foundation Award for Lyricist, two Richard Rodgers Awards, a Jonathan Larson Foundation Award, a NYFA Playwriting Fellowship and the first Domenic J. Pellicciotti Opera Composition Prize.
Campbell also mentors future generations of writers through such organizations as American Opera Projects, American Lyric Theatrer, the University of Colorado's New Opera Workshop and Opera Philadelphia's Composer in Residence program.
He is premiering five new operas in 2017: Dinner at Eight for Minnesota Opera, Some Light Emerges for Houston Grand Opera, The Nefarious, Immoral Enterprise of Messrs. Burke & Hare for Boston Lyric Opera, Elizabeth Cree for Opera Philadelphia and The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs for The Santa Fe Opera.
|Other Artistic Personnel:
Glen Cortese (conductor)
Leon Major (director)
Erhard Rom (scenic design)
David O. Roberts (costume design)
Robert H. Grimes (lighting design)
Robert Orth (Mayor Fazzobaldi)
Luretta Bybee (Sarelda, the Mayor’s wife)
Anne-Carolyn Bird (Beatrice, their daughter)
Vale Rideout (Tancredi, mistaken for the inspector)
William Sharp (Cosimo, Tancredi’s traveling companion)
Dorothy Byrne (Malacorpa, Director of Hospital & Cemetery Services)
Angela Mannino (Agrippa, Director of Education Managementation)
Javier Abreu (Padre Ruffiano, Director of Salvation Resources)
Matt Boehler (Adolfo, Director of Order)
Andrea Shokery (Bobachina, one of the Post Office twins)
Sarah Larsen (Bobachino, one of the Post Office twins)
April 27, 2011
Wolf Trap Opera Company
This opera is a comedy based on The Government Inspector by Russian playwright and novelist Nikolai Gogol.
|Character List (Major):
Sarelda, the Mayor’s wife (mezzo-soprano)
Beatrice, their daughter
Tancredi, mistaken for the inspector
Cosimo, Tancredi’s traveling companion
Malacorpa, Director of Hospital & Cemetery Services
Agrippa, Director of Education Managementation
Padre Ruffiano, Director of Salvation Resources
Adolfo, Director of Order
Bobachina, one of the Post Office twins
Bobachino, one of the Post Office twins (mezzo-soprano)
Schedule of Performances Listings
Friday, April 20, 2012
- Boston Lyric Opera