Room 217 Is Calling

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.

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

Danny Torrance | Bio

Creative Team

Headshot of Ari Pelto

Ari Pelto

Conductor | Bio

The Ellie Caulkins Opera House

Moravec & Campbell’s The Shining

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