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The Shining

Music by Paul Moravec
Libretto by Mark Campbell
Based on the novel by Stephen King
Premiered May 7, 2016, Ordway Music Theater (Saint Paul, Minnesota)

Based on Stephen King’s spine-chilling novel, The Shining comes to the Ellie Caulkins stage as an opera, written by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Paul Moravec and librettist Mark Campbell. Hoping for a fresh start, the Torrance family takes up the care of Colorado’s infamous Overlook Hotel. Little do they know that the isolation and the hotel’s corrupting spirits will spark an inevitable descent into madness.

February 26, March 1, 3, 4, 6 | 2022
The Ellie Caulkins Opera House at Denver Performing Arts Complex
Performed in English, with English and Spanish subtitles at every seat

Estimated Length: 2 hours, 20 minutes with one 25-minute intermission

*Join us one hour prior to each performance at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House of a free and insightful pre-performance discussion led by opera historian Betsy Schwarm.

Sets and costumes from Minnesota Opera


Edward Parks

Jack Torrance | Bio

Kelly Kaduce

Wendy Torrance | Bio

Kevin Deas

Dick Hallorann | Bio

Vale Rideout

Delbert Grady | Bio

Troy Cook

Mark Torrance | Bio

Joseph Gaines

Stuart Ullman | Bio

Creative Team

Ari Pelto

Conductor | Bio

Eric Simonson

Original Production Director | Bio

David Radamés Toro

Director | Bio

Paul Moravec

Composer | Bio

Mark Campbell

Librettist | Bio

Stephen King

Author | Bio

The Ellie Caulkins Opera House

Moravec & Campbell’s The Shining

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