A Minnesota Opera New Works Initiative Production
Ordway Center, St. Paul MN May 2016
Spine-chilling and superb. An unqualified success, ranking alongside 2011’s “Silent Night” as the best works to have been launched by Minnesota Opera’s New Works Initiative.
“The Shining” feels like opera ought to feel now. It moves at a contemporary pace and it builds like an action movie.
—The Denver Post
If the evening’s chief question was, can a legitimate, engrossing opera be fashioned from an unlikely source — a popular horror-thriller tale — the answer offered in this eye-filling multimedia production with its Romantic score by Paul Moravec and deft libretto by Mark Campbell, along with a first-rate cast, was a resounding yes.
A Chilling Artistic Triumph
—Twin Cities Arts