Moravec: Creators in Concert

On May 1, Opera America presents “Creators in Concert” featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Paul Moravec. This up-close-and-personal evening showcases an informal talk focusing on the composer’s creative process. Mark Scorca, Opera America’s president and CEO, hosts. The event also features musical excerpts from Moravec’s critically acclaimed opera The Shining (Minnesota Opera, 2016 – based directly […] Read more »

Kander: Singers are Storytellers

“Singers are storytellers, but rarely do we get the opportunity to help create the stories we are telling.” And so, soprano and librettist Roberta Gumbel introduces us to Susan Kander’s new chamber opera DWB (*driving while black*). The opera premieres on November 17 at the Lawrence Arts Center in Lawrence, Kansas. Scored for soprano, cello, […] Read more »


Concert: Kander: DWB *WORLD PREMIERE* Start Time: 00:00:00 Date: 2018-11-17 End Time: 00:00:00 Location: Roberta Gumbel, soprano; Hannah Collins, cello; Michael Compitello, percussion Link: Concert Information: Roberta Gumbel, libretto Lawrence Arts Center Lawrence, KS Read more »


Concert: Moravec: “CREATORS IN CONCERT” Start Time: 00:00:00 Date: 2019-05-01 End Time: 00:00:00 Location: OPERA America Composer Talk Link: Concert Information: National Opera Center New York, NY 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: 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 »