Opera Parallele Receives Hewlett Grant for Laura Kaminsky, Kimberly Reed & Mark Campbell’s New Opera

Opera Parellèle (OP) has received support from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation for its commission of Laura Kaminsky to compose the music for “Today It Rains,” a new chamber opera with a libretto by Mark Campbell and Kimberly Reed (based on the original concept by Campbell) and projection design by Reed. “Today It Rains” reteams Kaminsky, Reed and Campbell after their successful work in “As {…}

Writing Operatic History – Librettist Mark Campbell on Creating Operas About Steve Jobs, Georgia O’Keeffe, & Murderers

Verdi’s “La Traviata.” Puccini’s “Tosca.” Mozart’s “Le Nozze di Figaro.” What’s wrong with that picture? For most opera lovers, nothing whatsoever. And yet the underlying truth that everyone overlooks is that those works don’t exist without the other major figures attached to the respective works. It should really be Verdi and Piave’s “La Traviata,” for example as the former would {…}