The Manchurian Candidate at Minnesota Opera

Kevin Puts’ and Mark Campbell’s opera on The Manchurian Candidate will premiere at Minnesota Opera this March. Based on the novel by Richard Condon (which was subsequently made into two film versions) the opera is the second for Puts and Campbell, whose first opera Silent Night won the Pulitzer Prize in 2012 and has gone […] Read more »


With music and concept by Laura Kaminsky, libretto by Mark Campbell and Kimberly Reed, the opera As One was given its premiere by American Opera Projects at the BAM Fisher Theater in September of 2014. The production featured a film by Kimberly Reed, and was universally praised for its honesty and originality. A rich addition […] Read more »

Silent Night airs nationally on PBS

The world-premiere production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning opera broadcast nationally in December 2013 Minnesota Opera’s production of Kevin Puts’ and Mark Cambell’s Silent Night, a company commission which earned its composer the 2012 Pulitzer Prize in Music, was broadcast nationally on PBS, presented by National Productions (check local listings for your area). In the New York […] Read more »

OPERA America Songbook features several BHM Composers

Believing that the creation of art should mark every special occasion, OPERA America commissioned the OPERA America Songbook in celebration of the opening of the National Opera Center in September 2012. Composers with strong ties to the organization were invited to write a song for voice and piano on the theme of opening a new […] Read more »

Approaching Ali debuts at Washington National Opera

  In two premiere performances, composer D.J. Sparr and librettists Mark Campbell and Davis Miller‘s hour-long opera tells the story of a reporter’s transformative meeting with the boxing legend Muhammad Ali. Approaching Ali features Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Soloman Howard (Joe in Show Boat) as Muhammad Ali, David Kravitz as Davis Miller, Aundi Marie Moore as Odessa […] Read more »