Mark Campbell is one of opera’s most sought after librettists. Recent productions include Volpone with Wolf Trap Opera, music by John Musto; Later the Same Evening with the University of Maryland and the National Gallery of Art, music by Musto; and Bastianello/Lucrezia with New York Festival of Song at Weill Recital Hall, music by Musto and William Bolcom. Notable musicals include Songs From An Unmade Bed with New York Theatre Workshop and Light Shall Lift Them at BAM. He has been the recipient of a Grammy nomination, three Drama Desk Award nominations, two Richard Rodgers Awards from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a New York Foundation for the Arts Playwriting Fellowship, and a Kleban Foundation Award. Upcoming productions are: The Inspector (Wolf Trap, music by Musto); Silent Night (Minnesota Opera, music by Kevin Puts); and Rapphannock County (Virginia Opera, Virginia Arts Festival, University of Richmond, music by Ricky Ian Gordon).

Later the Same Evening is one of the best librettos I’ve heard in years: touching, witty, funny.”
Robert Carl-- Fanfare

"Volpone stands out not only for its humor but also its brilliant marriage of words and music.”
Heidi Waleson-- The Wall Street Journal

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