Paul Moravec: “Sanctuary Road” comes to Princeton

“Why are we doing Paul Moravec’s Sanctuary Road?” And so, Ryan Brandau – Artistic Director of the Princeton Pro Musica (PPM) (pictured right) – invites us to find out more about the ensemble’s May 5 concert at Princeton University’s Richardson Hall. Sanctuary Road is scored for five soloists, chorus, and orchestra; and Moravec, a Pulitzer […]

Paul Moravec: Sanctuary Road – Shout from Every Rooftop

“Shout from every rooftop. Loud as can be: free.’” – Mark Campbell, librettist, Sanctuary Road On January 26 and 28, 2024, the Virginia Opera presents a staged version of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Paul Moravec and fellow Pulitzer-winner librettist Mark Campell’s acclaimed oratorio Sanctuary Road. Kimille Howard directs, and Everett McCorvey conducts both performances at the […]

Paul Moravec: The Shining in the ATL, Part 2

On September 15, 2023, the Atlanta Opera began its 11-performance run of composer Paul Moravec and librettist’s Mark Campbell’s opera The Shining, directly based on Stephen King’s celebrated 1977 novel. It was so popular that the production sold-out; so, they added an additional 12th performance at the Alliance Theatre! The “pleasingly macabre” production’s opening night […]

Paul Moravec: The Shining in the ATL

On September 15, 2023, composer Paul Moravec and librettist Mark Campbell’s acclaimed opera The Shining receives its first run at the Atlanta Opera. Brian Staufenbiel directs and Timothy Myers conducts the opera at the Alliance Theatre. Directly based on the famed 1977 Stephen King novel, the opera was commissioned by The Minnesota Opera and premiered […]

Moravec: The Shining West Coast Premiere

On June 2 – 4, 2023, Opera Parallèle (OP) presents the West Coast premiere of composer Paul Moravec and librettist Mark Campbell’s celebrated opera The Shining, in San Francisco. Directly based on the famed 1977 Stephen King novel, the opera was commissioned by The Minnesota Opera and premiered in May 2016 at the Ordway Music […]

Moravec: Sanctuary Road in Cincinnati

“A piece of music like Sanctuary Road holds the potential to carry a story into the culture in unique and meaningful ways.” And so, as April 29, 2023 approaches, Cincinnati Vocal Arts Ensemble music director Craig Hella Johnson shares some thoughts about the ensemble’s upcoming concert of composer Paul Moravec and librettist Mark Campbell’s critically […]

Moravec: The Shining in Kansas City

“…We have to make characters sing, and we have to care about them…Each character has to have a heart.” — Mark Campbell And so, librettist Mark Campbell gives some insight into the characters that he — along with composer Paul Moravec — brought to life on stage for the Lyric Opera of Kansas City’s production […]

Moravec: A Nation of Others Premieres

“In no time, no time at all, Antonia, you will be where I am. Standing on the deck of a boat approaching a new land, approaching America.” — Mark Campbell, librettist, from A Nation of Others On November 15, 2022, the Oratorio Society of New York offers the world premiere of Pulitzer Prize-winner Paul Moravec’s […]

Moravec: Sanctuary Road at Chautauqua

“Even if it costs you your life. Write it. Write…Every word. Every detail…Write it down…Write. Record. Recount. Chronicle. Write.” — William Still, The Underground Railroad Records On August 18, 2022, Paul Moravec’s lauded oratorio Santuary Road — written in collaboration with librettist Mark Campbell — will be presented at the Chautauqua Institute (in western New […]

Moravec: Sanctuary Road @ Chautauqua

“Even if it costs you your life. Write it. Write…Every word. Every detail…Write it down…Write. Record. Recount. Chronicle. Write.” — William Still, The Underground Railroad Records On August 18, 2022, Paul Moravec’s lauded oratorio Santuary Road — written in collaboration with librettist Mark Campbell — will be presented at the Chautauqua Institution (in western New […]