Mark Campbell (librettist)

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Mark Campbell is an American librettist and lyricist. In 2012, the opera Silent Night, with a libretto by Campbell and music by Kevin Puts, won the Pulitzer Prize for Music.[1]

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Title Genre Composer Libretto Premiere date Company
Volpone John Musto loosely after the play by Ben Jonson 10 Mar 2004 Wolf Trap Opera Company
Later the Same Evening John Musto after five paintings of Edward Hopper 15 Nov 2007 The Clarice, College Park
Bastianello Comic opera in one act John Musto 11 Mar 2008 New York Festival of Song
Lucrezia Comic opera in one act William Bolcom 11 Mar 2008 New York Festival of Song
Rappahannock County A theatrical song cycle Ricky Ian Gordon 12 Apr 2011 Virginia Opera
The Inspector John Musto loosely after The Government Inspector by Nikolai Gogol 27 Apr 2011 Wolf Trap Opera
Silent Night Kevin Puts after the screenplay for the film Joyeux Noël by Christian Carion 12 Nov 2011 Minnesota Opera[2]
As One Chamber opera Laura Kaminsky with Kimberly Reed 4 Sep 2014 American Opera Projects
The Manchurian Candidate Opera in two acts Kevin Puts after the novel by Richard Condon 7 Mar 2015 Minnesota Opera
Empty the House Rene Orth 21 Jan 2016 Curtis Opera Theatre
The Shining Paul Moravec after the novel by Stephen King 7 May 2016 Minnesota Opera
Dinner at Eight William Bolcom after the play by George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber 11 Mar 2017 Minnesota Opera
Some Light Emerges Chamber opera in one act Laura Kaminsky with Kimberly Reed 16 Mar 2017 Houston Grand Opera
The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs Mason Bates 22 Jul 2017 Santa Fe Opera
Elizabeth Cree Kevin Puts after the novel The Trial of Elizabeth Cree by Peter Ackroyd 14 Sep 2017 Opera Philadelphia
The Nefarious, Immoral but Highly Profitable Enterprise of Mr Burke and Mr Hare Julian Grant 8 Nov 2017 Boston Lyric Opera
Today It Rains Laura Kaminsky with Kimberly Reed 28 Mar 2019 Opera Parallèle
Stonewall Iain Bell 21 Jun 2019 New York City Opera
Edward Tulane Paola Prestini after the novel The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo 21 Mar 2020 Minnesota Opera[3]


  1. ^ "The 2012 Pulitzer Prize Winners: Music". Retrieved October 19, 2015.
  2. ^ Larry Fuchsberg (12 November 2011). "Silent Night". Opera News. Retrieved 18 October 2019.
  3. ^ "A Miraculous Journey". Minnesota Opera. 2019-07-08. Retrieved 2019-08-02.

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