Hear The Opera Version of Stephen King’s ‘The Shining’

<p>(Photo: Courtesy Minnesota Opera)</p>
<p>A scene from Minnesota Opera&#039;s producing of “The Shining.”</p>
Photo: Minnesota Opera&#039;s &#039;The Shining&#039;
A scene from Minnesota Opera's producing of "The Shining."

The plot is intense stuff. The ghosts at an isolated hotel haunt the winter caretaker and terrorize his family. The book inspired a 1980 Stanley Kubrick film and a 1997 miniseries filmed at the Stanley.

Earlier this year, Minnesota Opera debuted an opera based on the “The Shining.” Composer Paul Moravec and librettist Mark Campbell created the adaptation.

Now you can hear the music and follow along with some excellent photos from the production at Classical Minnesota Public Radio. The stream is available through Nov. 30.

This past spring was a great time for American stories making their way to the opera stage. As “The Shining” debuted in Minnesota, Opera Colorado premiered Lori Laitman's "The Scarlet Letter." Check out our feature on the making of the “Scarlet Letter” opera.

And check out our preview of Opera Colorado’s new version of Puccini’s “Girl of the Golden West.” CPR Classical will air a full performance as part of a special broadcast this Saturday at 11 a.m.