Campbell Opera Librettist Prize
The Campbell Opera Librettist Prize is awarded annually to an American librettist who demonstrates exceptional talent and the potential to make a substantial contribution to the opera literature.
Conceived and funded by acclaimed librettist and lyricist Mark Campbell, the Prize is the first award in the history of American opera that specifically recognizes the opera librettist.
It is designed to highlight the crucial role librettists play in the creation and success of new operatic works, and inspire a new generation of writers to dedicate their pens to opera and music theater
The Campbell Opera Librettist Prize is supported by Mark Campbell.
The Campbell Opera Librettist Prize bestows a $7,000 award each year to a librettist chosen from applicants by a panel of independent experts.
Eligibility: Librettists who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States may apply.
|Application available online:||December 2020|
|Intent to apply deadline:||January 21, 2021|
|Full application deadline:||March 2, 2021|
|Applicant notification:||May 2021|
How to Apply
Review the prize guidelines and application worksheets to apply. All applications must be submitted through OPERA America’s grants dashboard.
Guidelines & Worksheets
For questions about applications or eligibility, contact us at Grants@operaamerica.org or 646.699.5236.