The Shining Reviews

The Shining is a Hit!

All performances are completely sold out.

Minnesota Opera’s newest production, The Shining, is a hit with audiences and critics alike. 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).
Read what critics had to say:

The Wall Street Journal (Heidi Waleson): ‘The Shining’ and ‘The Scarlet Letter’ Reviews

Opera News (Joshua Rosenblum): The Shining

Musical America (Thomas May): The Shining: A Chilling Artistic Triumph

Slate (James Hughes): The Singing: Behind the Scenes as One of America’s Most Innovative Opera Companies Adapts a Stephen King (and Stanley Kubrick) classic

Denver Post (Ray Rinaldi): As an opera, “The Shining” knows it’s good to be King

Sharps and Flatirons (Peter Alexander): At Minnesota Opera, “The Shining” Dazzles

Star Tribune (Michael Anthony): ‘Shining’ opera premiere is scary good

Pioneer Press (Rob Hubbard): Minnesota Opera’s ‘The Shining’ review: Spine-chilling and superb

Classical MPR (Jay Gabler): Minnesota Opera premieres a scary ‘Shining’

MPR News (Eric Ringham): At MN Opera’s ‘The Shining,’ have a Redrum and try to relax

Lavender Magazine (John Townsend): “The Shining” – Mulligan Surpasses Nicholson in Great New Opera that Explores the Cycle of Child Abuse

Twin Cities Arts Reader (Basil Considine): Review: The Shining = Brilliant Psychodrama (Minnesota Opera)

Growler Magazine (John Garland): The Shining at the Minnesota Opera

Examiner (William Fietzer): Ghosts and madness shine at the Minnesota Opera

Talkin’ Broadway (Arthur Dorman): The Shining

I Care If You Listen (Megan Ihnen): Paul Moravec’s “The Shining”: World Premiere at Minnesota Opera

MN Playlist (Ira Brooker): What will they think of next?

Minnesota Theater Love (Keith Russell): The Shining – World Premiere at Minnesota Opera



Read more about the production here.





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