When Words Sing
Seven Canadian Libretti
Meet the creators behind the words of Canadian opera in this exciting new collection of contemporary libretti. Featuring work by Robert Chafe, Anna Chatterton, George Elliott Clarke, Marie Clements, Ann-Marie MacDonald, Julie Salverson, and Royce Vavrek, When Words Sing turns the spotlight on everything that goes into writing libretti, and answering frequently asked questions along the way. Through supplementary interviews, essays, and more, the book will examine the role of the librettist; how a libretto can inspire a composer, director, and designer; and more.