Mark Campbell
Librettist

Biography
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.

OPERA America/Opera.ca Grants Awarded
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GRANT NAMEYEAR
The Opera Fund: Audience Development 2017
New Works Sampler 2016
Opera Grants for Female Composers: Commissioning Grants2016
The Opera Fund: Audience Development 2015
New Works Sampler 2015
Opera Grants for Female Composers: Discovery Grants2014
The Opera Fund: Repertoire Development2013
The Robert L.B. Tobin Director-Designer Showcase 2013
The Opera Fund: Audience Development 2012
The Opera Fund: Repertoire Development2011
New Works Sampler 2011
The Opera Fund: Repertoire Development2008
Opera for a New America 1993


Productions
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COMPANYTITLEDATES
San Francisco OperaThe (R)evolution of Steve Jobs6/20/2020 - 7/3/2020
Lyric Opera of Kansas CityThe Shining4/25/2020 - 5/3/2020
Minnesota OperaThe Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane3/21/2020 - 3/28/2020
Utah Symphony | Utah OperaSilent Night1/18/2020 - 1/26/2020
Opera ColumbusAs One11/8/2019 - 11/10/2019
Pensacola OperaAs One11/1/2019 - 11/3/2019
Seagle Music ColonyThe Manchurian Candidate7/31/2019 - 8/3/2019
The American Opera ProjectAs One5/30/2019 - 6/6/2019
Eugene OperaAs One5/17/2019 - 5/19/2019
Opera IdahoAs One5/9/2019 - 5/11/2019
Opera PhiladelphiaEmpty the House5/2/2019 - 5/5/2019
Opera Parallèle (Opera Parallele)Today It Rains3/28/2019 - 3/31/2019
Portland OperaAs One3/22/2019 - 3/30/2019
Arizona OperaSilent Night3/1/2019 - 3/10/2019
Seattle OperaThe (R)evolution of Steve Jobs2/23/2019 - 3/9/2019
Austin OperaSilent Night1/26/2019 - 2/3/2019
Alamo City OperaAs One1/19/2019 - 1/20/2019
Washington National OperaSilent Night11/10/2018 - 11/25/2018
Minnesota OperaSilent Night11/10/2018 - 11/18/2018
Indiana University Opera and Ballet TheaterThe (R)evolution of Steve Jobs9/14/2018 - 9/22/2018
Chautauqua OperaAs One8/7/2018 - 8/7/2018
Cincinnati OperaAs One7/25/2018 - 7/30/2018
Glimmerglass FestivalSilent Night7/15/2018 - 8/23/2018
Opera on the AvalonAs One5/24/2018 - 5/24/2018
Chicago Opera TheaterElizabeth Cree2/10/2018 - 2/18/2018
Anchorage OperaAs One2/9/2018 - 2/11/2018
Lyric Opera of Kansas CityAs One1/27/2018 - 1/28/2018
Boston Opera CollaborativeAs One1/25/2018 - 1/28/2018
Hawaii Opera TheatreAs One1/11/2018 - 1/16/2018
Des Moines Metro OperaAs One11/17/2017 - 11/19/2017
San Diego Opera AssociationAs One11/10/2017 - 11/12/2017
Boston Lyric OperaThe Nefarious, Immoral but Highly Profitable Enterprise of Mr. Burke 11/8/2017 - 11/12/2017
Piedmont OperaSilent Night10/27/2017 - 10/31/2017
Opera PhiladelphiaElizabeth Cree9/14/2017 - 9/23/2017
Wolf Trap Opera CompanyBastianello8/11/2017 - 8/19/2017
Santa Fe OperaThe (R)evolution of Steve Jobs7/22/2017 - 8/25/2017
New Orleans Opera AssociationAs One6/2/2017 - 6/4/2017
Long Beach OperaAs One5/13/2017 - 5/21/2017
Opera MemphisLater the Same Evening3/31/2017 - 4/8/2017
Minnesota OperaDinner at Eight3/11/2017 - 3/19/2017
Opera ColoradoAs One3/2/2017 - 3/4/2017
Pittsburgh OperaAs One2/18/2017 - 2/26/2017
Michigan Opera TheatreSilent Night11/12/2016 - 11/20/2016
Seattle OperaAs One11/11/2016 - 11/19/2016
Atlanta OperaSilent Night11/5/2016 - 11/13/2016
Austin OperaThe Manchurian Candidate9/17/2016 - 9/17/2016
Central City OperaLater the Same Evening7/28/2016 - 8/5/2016
Minnesota OperaThe Shining5/7/2016 - 5/15/2016
UrbanAriasAs One10/3/2015 - 10/10/2015
West Edge OperaAs One7/26/2015 - 8/8/2015
Opéra de MontréalSilent Night5/16/2015 - 5/23/2015
Minnesota OperaThe Manchurian Candidate3/7/2015 - 3/15/2015
Lyric Opera of Kansas CitySilent Night2/21/2015 - 3/1/2015
Calgary Opera AssociationSilent Night11/8/2014 - 11/14/2014
The American Opera ProjectAs One9/5/2014 - 9/9/2014
Cincinnati OperaSilent Night7/10/2014 - 7/12/2014
Fort Worth OperaSilent Night5/5/2014 - 5/10/2014
Opera PhiladelphiaSilent Night2/2/2013 - 2/17/2013
Boston Lyric OperaThe Inspector4/4/2012 - 4/29/2012
Minnesota OperaSilent Night11/20/2011 - 11/20/2011
Glimmerglass FestivalLater the Same Evening7/7/2011 - 8/22/2011
The American Opera ProjectA Hunger Artist10/1/2003 - 11/1/2003
Music-Theatre GroupRing Around the Rosie2/1/1995 - 2/15/1995
Music-Theatre GroupRing Around the Rosie7/1/1993 - 10/1/1993


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