THE SHINING is Now an Opera
The book that was turned into a movie is now becoming a full-fledged opera! Stephen King's The Shining is becoming an opera, and when I say that I should emphasize STEPHEN KING. While Stanley Kubrick's film adaptation version is more renowned, composer Paul Moravec tells NPR the original book lends itself more to opera:
“Stephen King’s original novel is all about love, death and power. And those are the three foundational components for an opera.”
The production will take place over three acts. Right now, the Minnesota Opera is in charge, but there are plans to travel so maybe you'll get to see it in your city! Until then, take a preview listen of what you can expect!