Room 217 Is Calling
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.
The Shining is generously sponsored by Janet Mordecai, and by The Chotin Foundation in honor of Dr. Larry Chan.
Additional support provided by National Endowment for the Arts, the Francis Goelet Charitable Trust, and Ann & Gerald Saul.
Special thanks to our The Shining Giving Circle members:
Mike Hughes and The Honorable Karen L. Brody, Ann Corrigan and Kent Rice, Jack Finlaw and Gregory Movesian, Marilyn Munsterman and Charles Berberich, Andrew Sirotnak and James White, Carol Whitley
Micah VonFeldt has had a passion for the theater since he was five years old. Over the past eight years, he has performed in the ensemble of several musicals, such as The Lion King and Legally Blonde. He has also had lead roles in many children’s theatrical productions, including Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Matilda, Murder on the 518, and High School Musical 2, as well as title roles in Peter Pan, Aladdin, and The Music Man. In 2019, Micah was awarded “Outstanding Male Performance” at the Junior Theater Festival in Atlanta for his role of Michael Banks in Mary Poppins, Jr. Micah is in the seventh grade, and lives in Highlands Ranch with his mom, dad, and two older brothers.
Appointed in 2015 as Opera Colorado’s first-ever music director, Ari Pelto’s “breathtaking wizardry in the pit” (The Denver Post) has been widely celebrated, with Pelto in demand at opera houses and concert halls throughout the United States. At the age of 24, Pelto was appointed Assistant Conductor at the Spoleto Festival and he has since gone on to conduct worldwide. International engagements include performances with Bochumer Philharmoniker and opera productions at New National Theatre of Tokyo and the Teatro Nacional Sucre in Quito, Ecuador. In 2004 he made his highly-praised debut with New York City Opera, conducting La Traviata, after which he became a regular, returning for productions of Madama Butterfly, La Bohème, and Carmen. Recent successes include Eugene Onegin at Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Lucia di Lammermoor at Virginia Opera, and La Voix Humaine at Chicago Opera Theater. Here in Denver, he has led many acclaimed performances, including this season’s La Traviata. Opera Colorado is pleased to announce an extension of Pelto’s contract through the 2023-24 season.
The Ellie Caulkins Opera House
Moravec & Campbell’s The Shining
- 26 Mar
- 06 2022