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: 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 »

Moravec: A Wonder to Behold

From November 17 -20, the Minnesota Opera hosted an orchestral workshop and reading of Paul Moravec’s new opera The Shining, conducted by music director Michael Christie. Based on Stephen King’s 1977 best-selling novel, the opera features a libretto by Mark Campbell and was commissioned by the Minnesota Opera as part of its New Works Initiative […] Read more »

Kansas City Prepares for World Premiere of Susan Kander’s The Giver!

The Giver

New, Thrilling, and the Very Stuff of Opera This month, the Lyric Opera of Kansas City’s offers the world premiere of Susan Kander’s latest opera The Giver. Co-commissioned with the Minnesota Opera, and directed by Linda Ade Brand, The Giver opens on January 14th conducted by Paula Winans. Based on the award-winning Lois Lowry novel, […] Read more »