We welcome the celebrated composer/librettist team of Paul Moravec and Mark Campbell, creators of the opera The Shining and other works. Having both worked on Pulitzer Prize-winning projects, it was fascinating to hear how they view American opera and what types of stories attract them. We discussed the return of oratorios and “opera-torios,” and the first recipient of the Campbell Opera Librettist Prize. We also talked about Sondheim’s powerful influence on American opera and the creation of their stunning “Light Shall Lift Us” project in response to Covid-19. Don’t miss this conversation with two of our greatest writers, who are using their platform to send a hopeful and humanizing message to the world.
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