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'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.

The Shining

Stephen King's 'The Shining' Adapted for Opera >>

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Broadway Misery: Bruce Willis to Be Tortured By Laurie Metcalf >>

Jackie from 'Roseanne,' otherwise known as Laurie Metcalf, has replaced Elizabeth Marvel ('House of Cards') in the upcoming Broadway production of Misery--based on the Stephen King novel of the same name.

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Bruce Willis Makes Broadway Debut in 'Misery,' Elizabeth Marvel to Co-Star >>

And the stars just keep on coming. Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures has confirmed that Bruce Willis will make his Broadway debut in the stage adaptation of Stephen King’s famous novel-turned-movie 'Misery.' Willis will co-star with New York stage veteran Elizabeth Marvel.

Opera Composers Look to Best-Selling Books, Popular Movies for Inspiration >>

A list of opera premières scheduled over the next few years reads like a list of best-selling books or popular movies: 'Brokeback Mountain,' 'Dolores Claiborne,' 'Cold Mountain,' 'The Shining,' 'The Manchurian Candidate.'

Good or Bad: Minnesota Opera Announces Paul Moravec, Mark Campbell Opera Based on ‘The Shining’ >>

The Minnesota Opera recently announced that it has commissioned an opera based on Stephen King's 'The Shining.' Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Paul Moravec will work with librettist Mark Campbell to adapt King's 1977 horror classic. The opera will receive its world première in 2016.

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