24 September 2014 at 10.00am | Comment on this article
Librettist and dramatist Stephen Plaice has been appointed as Writer in Residence for a new MA in Opera Making and Writing at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He will support, supervise and mentor writing students on the programme, which will focus on operatic composition and the theatre.
This one-year Masters course is part of new partnership between the Royal Opera House and the GSMD. It will be led by Dr Julian Philips, Head of Composition, in close collaboration with GSMD's Opera and Technical Theatre departments, as well as The Royal Opera's Associate Director, John Fulljames.
Stephen began his theatrical career in the mid-1970s at the National Theatre. He later became Writer in Residence at Lewes Prison, where he initiated a long-standing collaboration with Glyndebourne. He has frequently collaborated with composer Harrison Birtwistle, and wrote the libretto for The Io Passion. He is currently commissioned by Royal Swedish Opera to write an adaptation of Joseph Conrad's Amy Foster.
For further details about the MA in Opera Making and Writing, visit Guildhall School of Music and Drama’s website.