World Premiere

The Shining by Stephen KingIntroducing ... The Shining, a new, critically acclaimed opera written by composer Paul Moravec and librettist Mark Campbell, which is directly based on celebrated author Stephen King’s 1977 best-selling novel.

Called “...impressively creative [and] maximally effective, (OperaNews),” The Shining was commissioned by the Minnesota Opera as part of its New Works Initiative. The two-act, full evening opera premiered in May 2016 to sold-out audiences at The Ordway Center for Performing Arts (St. Paul, MN). The production featured staging by Eric Simonson and was conducted by music director Michael Christie.

Additional Creative Team:
Heidi Spesard-Noble - Choreographer
Gerhard Rom - Scenic and Properties Designer
59 Productions - Animation and Projections
Karin Kopischke - Costume Designer
Robert Wierzel - Lighting Designer
C. Andrew Mayer - Sound Designer

“…[The Shining is] a hell of a ride…‘Is it scary?’ It is [and] it’s truly terrifying.”
— Classical MPR

World Premiere Cast:
Brian Mulligan, baritone - Jack Torrance
Kelly Kaduce, soprano - Wendy Torrance
Alejandro Vega, boy soprano - Danny Torrance
Arthur Woodley, bass - Dick Hallorann

Mark Walters, baritone - Mark Torrance
Alex Ritchie, baritone - Horace Derwent
John Robert Lindsey, tenor - Lloyd the Bartender
David Walton, tenor - Delbert Grady
Robb Asklof, tenor - Stuart Ullman
Rick Penning, tenor - Bill Watson
Shannon Prickett, soprano - Mrs. Massey
Jeni Houser, soprano - Mrs. Grady

The Shining creative team

Artistic team (left to right): Michael Christie, Paul Moravec, Ben Simonson, Mark Campbell

The Shining
is exclusively published by Subito Music Corporation. ©2016 All Rights Reserved.


For bookings and information, contact Elizabeth Dworkin at Dworkin & Company: 914-244-3803 / Email


All production photos used by permission of The Minnesota Opera. Photographers: Ken Howard and Theresa Murray