When Words Sing

Seven Canadian Libretti

Edited by Julie Salverson
Categories: Plays, playscripts, Biography, Literature and Literary studies
Publisher: Playwrights Canada Press
Paperback : 9780369101242, 440 pages, May 2021


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.