David James Brock

playwright, poet, librettist

David James Brock is a Canadian playwright, poet and librettist. Author of poetry collection, Everyone is CO2. Librettist for Scottish pub opera, The Sloans Project. Co-creator of Breath Cycle, an opera for cystic fibrosis.

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Opera: Opera Highlights 2014


Each year, Scottish Opera tours with four singers and a pianist throughout Scotland to share a mix of opera highlights. The program includes the world premiere of Until the Glass Shatters by composer Gareth Williams and librettist David James Brock. See the rest of the program and buy tickets on the Scottish Opera website.


Until the Glass Shatters examines the three stages of a lung transplant: waiting, the operation itself, and post-op. This piece was inspired by participants in Williams' and Brock's Breath Cycle, a project that explored frailty of voice in those with cystic fibrosis.