Valya Dudycz Lupescu

Writer, fueled by coffee

Read the Mini Opera Libretto Submissions Online


The librettos submitted for the Mini Operas Script Competition have all been posted on their website, and I’m enjoying the different interpretations of the seed stories written by Neil Gaiman, Will Self, and A.L. Kennedy.

If you’re curious, you can peruse them here.

My submission, Sleep Masque: An Opera In One Act can be found here.

On June 4th, they will unveil the ten scripts selected as inspiration for the Soundtrack Competition. Composers will choose a script that they like, then compose and record an original sound track for it. Ten compositions will be chosen for the next round. You can read more on the Mini Operas site.

I loved the challenge of creating something new in an unfamiliar form, and the spirit of collaboration is something I very much support.

I’ll enjoy watching the process unfold.

Good luck to all the competitors.


Author: Valya

Valya Dudycz Lupescu is the author of THE SILENCE OF TREES and STICKS & BONES, as well as the founding editor of CONCLAVE: A Journal of Character. Born and raised in Chicago, Valya received her degree in English at DePaul University and her MFA in Writing as part of the inaugural class at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Since receiving her MFA, Valya has worked as a college professor, obituary writer, content manager, internal communications specialist, co-producer of an independent feature film, and Goth cocktail waitress.

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