Login failed. Please try again.


Campbell Opera Librettist Prize

The Campbell Opera Librettist Prize is an annual award created and funded by Mark Campbell and offered as part of OPERA America’s continuing effort to support individual opera creators.

The Campbell Opera Librettist Prize is awarded to a librettist who has exceptional talent for writing opera librettos, with a growing body of work that is already making a contribution to the American opera literature; and who demonstrates experience writing for opera/music theater and a commitment to making opera a central part of their artistic work and career.

Created and funded by librettist/lyricist Mark Campbell, the Prize is the first award in the history of American opera that specifically recognizes the opera librettist.

The Campbell Opera Librettist Prize is supported by Mark Campbell.

Prize Details

The Campbell Opera Librettist Prize includes a $7,000 direct cash prize. The prize winner will be chosen from applicants by a panel of independent experts.

Eligibility: Librettists who have U.S. citizenship, permanent residence, or DACA status may apply. See the Guidelines below for additional eligibility requirements.

Important Dates & Deadlines
Application available online: March 2024
Intent to apply deadline:
(required for access to full application)
April 26, 2024, 11:59 p.m. ET
Application deadline: May 24, 2024, 11:59 p.m. ET
Applications adjudicated: June 2024
Grantees notified: July 2024
How to Apply

Review the prize guidelines and application worksheets to apply. All applications must be submitted through OPERA America’s Grants Portal.

Guidelines & Worksheets

Apply Now

For questions about applications or eligibility, contact us at Grants@operaamerica.org or 646.699.5236.