The Shining

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Music by Paul Moravec
Libretto by Mark Campbell
Based on the novel by Stephen King

ONE HELL OF A RIDE

Inspired by Stephen King’s best-selling novel, this Minnesota Opera original returns after its sold-out, critically acclaimed world premiere. As the Torrance family settles in at the infamous Overlook Hotel, the caretaker Jack comes face to face with his own demonsreal and imagined. Will he be able to protect his wife and son from the evil forces within the hotel? This supernatural thrill ride will keep you on the edge of your seat.  

Perfect if you like CarrieThe Flying Dutchman, or Psycho.

Language

Sung in English with English captions projected above the stage.

Runtime

Approximately two hours and 22 minutes with one intermission.

Location

Ordway Center for Performing Arts
345 Washington St.
St. Paul, MN 55102

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Synopsis

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Written by Mark Campbell, Jack Torrance becomes caretaker of the Overlook Hotel in hopes of curing his writer’s block. After settling in, he soon realizes that the hotel has dark secrets that inhabit the mind of his son, and begin to influence his own behavior.

Photos

(c) Ken Howard
(c) Ken Howard

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(c) Ken Howard
(c) Ken Howard

Photos

(c) Ken Howard
(c) Ken Howard

Photos

(c) Ken Howard
(c) Ken Howard

About the Opera

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The Shining, in opera form, although left without a number of elements in the original story due to extreme time constraints, still contains the ultimate terror that ends with a surprisingly happy ending while reminding us that to be vigilant is to be wise.

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