MARK CAMPBELL

LIBRETTIST / LYRICIST

Commissioner

Minnesota Opera

A Minnesota Opera New Works Initiative Production

Premiere

Ordway Center, St. Paul MN May 2016

Quotes

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.

—Pioneer Press

“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.

—Star-Tribune

A Chilling Artistic Triumph

—Musical America

Brilliant psychodrama

—Twin Cities Arts