Credit the Librettist: Conversations with Today’s Opera Makers is a new film by The Dramatists Guild of America Opera Committtee’s Librettists Initiative, featuring interviews with leading opera composers and librettists, including Mark Adamo, John Corigliano, Anthony Davis, Ricky Ian Gordon, David Henry Hwang, Tony Kushner, Craig Lucas, David T. Little, the late Terrence McNally, Lynn Nottage, Paola Prestini, John Patrick Shanley, Gene Scheer, Stephen Schwartz, Jeanine Tesori, Royce Vavrek, and opera producers Lawrence Edelson, Eric Einhorn, and Laura Lee Everett of Opera America.

The film centers on the upsurge in new American opera which has generated a greater focus on the story and given new prominence to the librettist in the creation of new works. It was created in order to inform leaders in the opera world about ways to achieve greater parity for opera librettists, foster a more equitable approach to crediting artists that more accurately reflects their process of collaboration, and educate audiences about how new operas are made. Learn more here:

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