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Royce Vavrek
Librettist

Biography
Royce Vavrek is a Canada-born, Brooklyn-based librettist and lyricist who has been called “the indie Hofmannsthal” (The New Yorker) a “Metastasio of the downtown opera scene” (The Washington Post), “an exemplary creator of operatic prose” (The New York Times), and “one of the most celebrated and sought after librettists in the world” (CBC Radio). His opera “Angel’s Bone” with composer Du Yun was awarded the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Music.

OPERA America/Opera.ca Grants Awarded
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GRANT NAMEYEAR
The Opera Fund: Audience Development 2017
Opera Grants for Female Composers: Commissioning Grants2017
New Works Sampler 2016
The Opera Fund: Audience Development 2015
Opera Grants for Female Composers: Commissioning Grants2015
The Opera Fund: Repertoire Development2014
New Works Forum Showcase 2014
New Works Sampler 2014
The Opera Fund: Repertoire Development2013


Productions
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COMPANYTITLEDATES
Lyric Opera of ChicagoProving Up1/22/2022 - 1/30/2022
Opera Las VegasThe House without a Christmas Tree11/18/2021 - 11/20/2021
Chicago Opera TheaterThe Puppy Episode3/20/2021 - 3/20/2021
Los Angeles OperaBreaking the Waves3/12/2021 - 3/12/2021
Tapestry OperaJacqueline2/19/2020 - 2/23/2020
Beth Morrison ProjectsAngel's Bone10/18/2019 - 10/19/2019
Intermountain Opera Bozeman2710/11/2019 - 10/13/2019
West Edge OperaBreaking the Waves8/10/2019 - 8/18/2019
Opéra de MontréalTwenty-Seven3/23/2019 - 3/31/2019
Beth Morrison ProjectsAngel's Bone11/10/2018 - 11/11/2018
Opera SaratogaVinkensport, or The Finch Opera6/30/2018 - 7/14/2018
Opera OmahaProving Up4/13/2018 - 4/22/2018
Michigan Opera TheatreTwenty-Seven3/10/2018 - 3/11/2018
Opéra de MontréalJFK1/27/2018 - 2/3/2018
Houston Grand OperaThe House without a Christmas Tree11/30/2017 - 12/17/2017
Cincinnati OperaSong from the Uproar: The Lives and Deaths of Isabelle Eberhardt7/17/2017 - 7/21/2017
Beth Morrison ProjectsThe Hubble Cantata5/25/2017 - 10/11/2017
Beth Morrison ProjectsBreaking the Waves1/6/2017 - 1/9/2017
Beth Morrison ProjectsSong from the Uproar: The Lives and Deaths of Isabelle Eberhardt11/3/2016 - 11/3/2016
Opera PhiladelphiaBreaking the Waves9/22/2016 - 10/1/2016
Chautauqua OperaSong from the Uproar: The Lives and Deaths of Isabelle Eberhardt8/8/2016 - 8/8/2016
Beth Morrison ProjectsThe Hubble Cantata8/6/2016 - 8/6/2016
Fort Worth OperaJFK4/23/2016 - 5/7/2016
Los Angeles OperaSong from the Uproar: The Lives and Deaths of Isabelle Eberhardt10/8/2015 - 10/11/2015
Houston Grand OperaO Columbia9/23/2015 - 9/24/2015
Los Angeles OperaDog Days6/11/2015 - 6/15/2014
Fort Worth OperaDog Days4/24/2015 - 5/5/2015
Opera Theatre of Saint Louis276/14/2014 - 6/29/2014
Opera Theatre of Saint LouisTwenty-Seven6/6/2013 - 6/29/2013


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