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How Opera Colorado is putting a new “Shine” on a classic thriller

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Colorado Opera The Shining
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Micah Vonfeldt (left) and Edward Parks in Colorado Opera’s staging of Stephen King’s classic novel, “The Shining.” It premieres February 26, 2022 and runs through March 6, 2022.

Everyone knows "The Shining" as a Stephen King novel brought to life on the big screen via the Stanley Kubrick/Jack Nicholson collaboration. But according to librettist Mark Campbell the classic tale is perfect for the opera -- it's being staged by Opera Colorado. He joins us along with 7th grader Micah Vonfeldt who plays Danny Torrance.