Moravec: Holiday Season Premieres

This December, Paul Moravec rings in the 2016 Holiday Season with two world premieres. On December 2, the Harvard Glee Club and Radcliffe Choral Society present the first performance of Moravec’s newest choral work Winter Songs. The three-movement work features texts by Robert Burns, Emily Dickinson, and William Shakespeare. Music director Andrew Clark conducts the Winter Songs […] Read more »

Moravec: The Overlook Hotel is Fantastic

  “Paul Moravec’s new work The Overlook Hotel Suite is fantastic!” George Manahan, Music Director of the American Composers Orchestra, introduces us to Moravec’s new orchestral piece, as he looks forward to leading the October 28 world premiere at Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall. The Overlook Hotel Suite is based on Moravec’s critically acclaimed new opera The […] Read more »

Moravec: Profoundly, Fulfilling Beauty

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“Light Shall Lift Us” has a simplistic yet profoundly, fulfilling beauty in text and music alike.” And so, Gabriel Preisser — Executive & Artistic Director of Opera Orlando — introduces Paul Moravec’s newest choral work which premieres on September 11 at the Walt Disney Theater at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. Light […] Read more »

Moravec: Masterfully Composed

“We, the Orchestra of the League of Composers, programmed Paul Moravec’s Sempre Diritto! because it is such an ebullient, upbeat burst of energy — and [it is] masterfully composed.” Music Director Louis Karchin enthuses on the eve of the orchestra’s June 1 season finale concert. The concert takes place at Columbia University’s Miller Theatre as […] Read more »

Moravec: The Shining…“Masterful”

  The reviews are in! On May 7, the Minnesota Opera premiered Paul Moravec’s opera The Shining to excited and enthusiastic cheers. Opening night played to a packed, standing-room only crowd filled with eager young opera-goers and seasoned opera-veterans alike. Based directly on author Stephen King’s 1977 best-selling novel, the opera featured a libretto by […] Read more »

Moravec: The Shining Premieres

“Bringing a new work into the world and contributing to the operatic repertoire is among the great thrills in my life. The team putting together [The Shining] — this fast-paced and dynamic project — bring the audience straight into the hearts and souls of these intriguing characters.”  ­— Michael Christie, Minnesota Opera conductor It’s almost […] Read more »

Moravec: Psychological and Believable

“The Shining is a horror story, but it is also much more than that, because it is dimensional, psychological and, perhaps most importantly, believable.” Eric Simonson, stage director of the Minnesota Opera’s upcoming premiere of Paul Moravec’s new opera, shares some thoughts about bringing the story to life on stage. The Shining is based after […] Read more »

Moravec: Architecture of The Shining

“For me, a libretto is just the architecture of the story.”  As we move closer to the Minnesota Opera’s world premiere of Paul Moravec’s newest opera The Shining, librettist Mark Campbell offers his perspective on bringing Stephen King’s 1977 best-selling novel to life. Commissioned by the opera company, The Shining is based directly on King’s […] Read more »

Moravec: Musical and Enduring

“Music, Awake! will enjoy a permanent place in the repertoire of American orchestral and choral works.” Michael Murphy, Trustee Emeritus of the Bach Festival Society (Winter Park, FL), introduces us to Paul Moravec’s newest choral work which premieres on April 16 and 17. Music, Awake! was commissioned by the ensemble’s board of directors to celebrate […] Read more »

Moravec: The Shining…Sneak Peek!

  It’s April 1st and it’s about a little over a month until the Minnesota Opera’s May 7th world premiere of Paul Moravec’s new work The Shining. Commissioned by the Minneosta Opera as part of its New Works Initiative, the opera is based on Stephen King’s 1977 best-selling novel and features a libretto by Mark […] Read more »