Taste of Opera: The Shining


Enhance your opera-going experience with Taste of Opera – a pre-show dinner and relaxed conversation with experts from the world of opera. Leave the logistics to us and enjoy an all-inclusive evening out!

Classical Minnesota Public Radio’s Alison Young hosts an engaging look at The Shining with composer Paul Moravec and librettist Mark Campbell.


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Paul Moravec Alison Young Mark Campbell
Stephen King’s best-selling novel comes to life in this suspenseful new opera by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Paul Moravec and librettist Mark Campbell (Silent Night and The Manchurian Candidate). As the Torrance family settles in at the infamous Overlook Hotel, Jack comes face to face with his own demons – real and imagined. Will he be able to protect his wife and son from the evil forces within the hotel? This dramatic thriller will keep you on the edge of your seat with a dynamic musical score befitting King’s page-turner. Brian Mulligan, who delivered a riveting performance as Hamlet, returns to the Minnesota Opera stage as Jack Torrance.

A world premiere and New Works Initiative Production.

Preliminary run time of 2 hours and 8 minutes, including one 20-minute intermission.

Sung in English with English captions projected above the stage.


Thursday, May 12, 2016


Dinner and Program

Vieux Carré

408 St. Peter Street, St. Paul, MN 55402

Depart for the Ordway

345 Washington Street, Saint Paul, MN 55102

The Shining Performance



NOTE: Complete packages to Taste of Opera: The Shining are sold out. Those already with tickets to The Shining are still able to add on the dinner and program.

Taste of Opera packages are $90 per person and include an opera ticket (valued up to $200), dinner with beverages, and gratuities.

Already have an opera ticket? Add the dinner and program for just $45.

To order, call Minnesota Opera Ticket Office Assistant Brian Johnson-Weyl at 612-342-9563, M-F, 10am-5pm.

RSVP by Monday, May 9 at 5pm.



*Vegetarian option available by request


Choice of White or Red Wine with Dinner


House Seasonal Salad


Choice of Glazed Short Rib or Bristol King Crab Cakes


New Orleans King Cake




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