Santa Fe Opera Apprentice Scenes to Include The Shining

Santa Fe Opera

As is the case every year, Santa Fe Opera Apprentice Scenes programs feature fully staged scenes from a variety of operas complete with highly accomplished singers backed by the backstage technical apprentices. This year’s programs include standards by Puccini, Ravel, Donizetti, and Verdi as well as scenes from Prokofiev’s The Love for Three Oranges, Wagner’s […] Read more »



Subito Music Corporation, publishers of Paul Moravec’s recent opera, THE SHINING, announce the opening of a new website dedicated to this monumental work. The site features video clips, a gallery of photos, and behind-the-scenes looks at the creation of this masterwork called “A Thrilling Addition to the Repertoire” and “An Unqualified Success”. There are also […] Read more »

The Economist: The Shining’s long shadow

The Economist

An in-depth exploration of The Shining moving from novel (with sequel) to movie to opera concluding: “The Shining” lives on because it taps into something deep in the psyche. Whether it’s Mr King’s tortured Jack lurking in the basement, Kubrick’s eternally-crazed Jack roaming through the maze, or now Mr Moravec’s caretaker singing: “I am the […] Read more »

THE SHINING: First Notices

The Shining

After Saturday's premiere of The Shining, the reviews are coming in: "Paul Moravec's music sets the tone from the first moments. It's a rich, multi-layered soundscape that breathes life into the Overlook Hotel, which is both the setting and the villain of the piece." Read more »

The SHINING: Q & A with Composer Paul Moravec

The Shining

Subito Music Corporation completes their “sneak peek” series of behind-the-scenes looks at the upcoming premiere of Paul Moravec’s new opera The Shining with a question-and-answer session with the composer. They discuss how the commission first came about, when Paul first read Stephen King’s novel, the role Stanley Kubrick’s film played in composing the opera, the […] Read more »

MPR News: MN Opera’s ‘Shining’ may be the scariest yet

MPR News

With the premiere just days away, MPR News hints that the Moravec/Campbell opera may be the scariest version of The Shining yet:

"It's the singers and the orchestra that plug directly into the central nervous systems of the listeners in the audience, and that's how we convey what Jack Torrance is feeling, what Wendy Torrance is feeling, what all the characters are feeling," Paul Moravec said. "It's kind of a wondrous and mysterious process that happens through sound waves that then activate our brains when we hear the music and we feel what these characters are feeling."
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