From May 7-15, 2016, Michael Christie, Music Director of the Minnesota Opera will lead the world premiere performances of The Shining, an opera composed by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Paul Moravec with libretto by Mark Campbell, based on the 1977 novel by Stephen King. The cast of The Shining will include Brian Mulligan as Jack Torrance, Kelly Kaduce as Wendy Torrance, Alejandro Vega as Danny Torrance, Arthur Woodley as Dick Hallorann, Mark Walters as Mark Torrance, David Walton as Delbert Grady, Alex Ritchie as Horace Derwent, John Robert Lindsey as Lloyd the Bartender, Robb Asklof as Stuart Ullman, Rick Penning as Bill Watson, Shannon Prickett as Mrs. Massey, and Jeni Houser as Mrs. Grady.
The world premiere of The Shining kicks off the second phase of the Minnesota Opera’s New Works Initiative, which will include the world premiere of Dinner at Eight by William Bolcom, a performance of Cold Mountain by Jennifer Higdon, plus remaining commissions yet to be announced. For each commission, Christie is actively involved with the opera’s creative team from beginning to end, including extensive workshopping supported by the New Works Initiative.
All four performances of The Shining at Minnesota Opera are sold out.