Credit the Librettist is a national campaign supported by the Dramatists Guild of America’s Opera Committee and is designed to educate opera companies, journalists, and audiences about the importance of giving equal credit to composers and librettists.
We call on opera companies to credit the librettist in all their marketing materials and on social media.
We call on journalists to credit the librettist in all their media coverage of new operatic works.
We call on audiences to call it out when you see that a librettist has been overlooked.
If you see a program, marketing campaign, or review that omits the name of the librettist, share it using the hashtag #CreditTheLibrettist.
We believe in the future of opera and in the important role that it can play in telling new stories for today’s audiences. When you acknowledge the vital contributions of the librettist, you help to ensure that fresh and exciting operas will continue to be created for many years to come.
Without the librettist, there are no words, no story, and no opera.