Mark Campbell

The work of Pulitzer Prize and Grammy Award winning librettist/lyricist Mark Campbell is at the forefront of the contemporary opera scene in this country. Mark has written 36 opera librettos, lyrics for 7 musicals and text for 5 song cycles and 2 oratorios. His best known works are Silent Night, The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs, As One, The Shining, Elizabeth Cree, Stonewall, Later the Same Evening, The Nefarious, Immoral but Highly Profitable Enterprise of Mr. Burke & Mr. Hare, The Manchurian Candidate, Volpone, Rappahannock County, Bastianello/Lucrezia, and Songs from an Unmade Bed. Other awards include: the first Kleban Foundation Award for Lyricist, two Richard Rodgers Awards from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, three Drama Desk nominations, a Jonathan Larson Foundation Award, a New York Foundation for the Arts Playwriting Fellowship, the first Dominic J. Pelliciotti Award, and a grant from the New York State Council of the Arts. Mark also mentors future generations of opera composers and librettists through such organizations as the American Opera Project, American Lyric Theatre and the American Opera Initiative. Upcoming premieres include: Edward Tulane for Minnesota Opera, A Nation of Others for the Oratorio Society of New York, Stone Soup for Ft Worth Opera, The Secret River for Opera Orlando, Supermax for Opera Saratoga and Les Girls for Theatre du Chatelet.