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The Shining

'The Shining' Adaptation Delivers Spine-Chilling Horror on the Opera Stage >>

Mark Campbell's staging of 'The Shining' opened last week at Minnesota Opera. Based on Stephen King's horror novel turned silver-screen-psychological-nightmare by director Stanley Kubrick, the production features music from composer Paul Moravec.

Watch New Minnestoa Opera Piece 'The Shining' in Preview Before it Premieres May 7

EXCLUSIVE: Minnesota Opera Previews Campbell and Moravec's 'The Shining' >>

This year, the Minnesota Opera will define what it means to adapt a novel to stage. Stephen King's best-selling text, The Shining (and let's be clear we're not talking about Kubrick), is a risky endeavor, one in dealing with enough psychologically-based thematic concepts that it could have driven librettist Mark Campbell insane just to write.

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