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Stephanie Fleischmann is the 2022 recipient of Opera America’s Campbell Opera Librettist Prize. Her “lyrical monologues” (NY Times), “finely tuned” opera libretti (Opera News), plays and music-theater works have been performed internationally and across the U.S. Previously for HGO, she wrote the libretto for company-commissioned world premiere After the Storm (music by David Hanlon). Her first opera with Jeremy Howard Beck, The Long Walk, was commissioned by American Lyric Theater and premiered at Opera Saratoga (Utah Opera/Pittsburgh Opera). Additional libretti include In a Grove (Christopher Cerrone, LA Opera; Pittsburgh Opera), Poppaea (Michael Hersch, Wien Modern; Zeiträume Basel), Dido (Melinda Wagner, for Dawn Upshaw/Brentano Quartet), The Pigeon Keeper (Hanlon, Santa Fe Opera), The Property (Chicago Lyric), Tevye’s Daughters (Alex Weiser, ALT), and The Visitation (Christina Campanella, OA Discovery Grant). She has writte texts for music by Anna Clyne, Gity Razaz, and Olga Neuwirth. She has received numerous grants, awards, and fellowships, including from the Café Royal Cultural Foundation, Toulmin Foundation, Howard Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, New York Foundation for the Arts, MAPFund, Frederic Loewe Award, New Music USA, and MacDowell. She is an alumnus of the American Lyric Theater Composer/Librettist Development Program, New Dramatists, the Here Artist Residency Program, and the Playwrights Center Core Writer Program. 

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