Teatro alla Scala
Music by Paul Moravec. Libretto by Mark Campbell. Based on the novel by Stephen King.
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 (pictured above), 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.
The Shining contains strong language, gunshots, simulated nudity, theatrical haze, and strobe lighting.