The Pulitzer Prize and Grammy Award winning operas of librettist/lyricist Mark Campbell are among the most successful in the contemporary canon. Mark has written 40 opera librettos, lyrics for 7 musicals, and text for 6 song cycles and 4 oratorios. His works include: Silent Night, The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs, Sanctuary Road, The Shining, Elizabeth Cree, As One, Stonewall, The Nefarious, Immoral but Highly Profitable Enterprise of Mr. Burke & Mr. Hare, Dinner at Eight, Today It Rains, Some Light Emeges Rappahannock County, A Sweet Silence in Cremona, The Secret River, Later the Same Evening, Volpone, Bastianello/Lucrezia, and Songs from an Unmade Bed.
In 2020, Mark created and funded the first award for opera librettists in the history of the art form: the annual Campbell Opera Librettist Prize; and in 2022, he co-created the True Voice Award to help with the training of transgender singers. Premieres in 2022 include: Unruly Sun for Orchestre Classique de Montréal, Edward Tulane for Minnesota Opera, A Year to the Day for The Violin Channel, A Thousand Acres for Des Moines Metro Opera, and Irena for Teatr Muzyczny w Poznaniu. For more information about Mark Campbell and his works, visit www.markcampbellwords.com/