Michael Korie
Librettist

Biography
Michael Korie writes librettos to operas and lyrics to musicals. His libretto to composer Ricky Ian Gordon’s The Grapes of Wrath premiered to acclaim at Minnesota Opera followed by productions at Los Angeles Disney Concert Hall, Utah Opera, Pittsburgh Opera, and Carnegie Hall. Librettos with composer Stewart Wallace include Harvey Milk (San Francisco Opera), Kabbalah (BAM Next Wave Festival) and Where’s Dick? (Houston Grand Opera). Lyrics include award-winning Broadway musical Grey Gardens, and this season’s Far From Heaven (Playwrights Horizons) and the UK production of Finding Neverland, all with composer Scott Frankel. He teaches lyric-writing at Yale Drama School, and serves as an artistic advisor to emerging opera and theater composers and librettists at the American Lyric Theater and The Dramatists Guild.

OPERA America/Opera.ca Grants Awarded
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GRANT NAMEYEAR
The Opera Fund: Repertoire Development2016
The Opera Fund: Audience Development 2007
The Opera Fund: Repertoire Development2006
The Opera Fund: Repertoire Development2003
Opera for a New America 1994
Opera for the Eighties and Beyond 1989
Opera for the Eighties and Beyond 1988
Opera for the Eighties and Beyond 1988
Opera for the Eighties and Beyond 1988
Opera for the Eighties and Beyond 1987
Opera for the Eighties and Beyond 1987
Opera for the Eighties and Beyond 1987
Opera for the Eighties and Beyond 1987
Opera for the Eighties and Beyond 1987
Opera for the Eighties and Beyond 1987


Productions
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COMPANYTITLEDATES
Opera Parallèle (Opera Parallele)Harvey Milk5/15/2020 - 5/17/2020
Michigan Opera TheatreThe Grapes of Wrath5/11/2019 - 5/19/2019
Opera Theatre of Saint LouisThe Grapes of Wrath5/27/2017 - 6/25/2017
The MasterVoicesThe Grapes of Wrath3/22/2010 - 3/22/2010
Pittsburgh OperaThe Grapes of Wrath11/11/2008 - 11/22/2008
Utah Symphony | Utah OperaThe Grapes of Wrath5/5/2007 - 5/20/2007
Minnesota OperaThe Grapes of Wrath2/2/2007 - 2/18/2007
Long Beach OperaHopper's Wife6/6/1997 - 6/22/1997
San Francisco OperaHarvey Milk11/11/1996 - 11/29/1996
Houston Grand OperaHarvey Milk1/1/1995 - 2/1/1995


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