The Atlanta Opera makes its long-awaited return to the Alliance Theatre as Stephen King’s iconic 1977 thriller comes to the stage in this supernatural tale of possession and murder. Jack Torrance, a father with a troubled past, finds new employment as the winter caretaker for the Overlook Hotel. But as the family settles in to their new accommodations, demonic spirits from the hotel’s past begin to take hold of Jack as he becomes a vessel for their murderous intents. Composer Paul Moravec and librettist Mark Campbell masterfully adapt this riveting story as an opera that will keep you on the edge of your seats from start to finish.
An artistic collaboration like never before, The Atlanta Opera and Alliance Theatre bring the cult classic "The Shining" to the Coca-Cola Stage and the city of Atlanta! This opera adaptation, inspired by Stephen King’s iconic novel, will leave you on the edge of your seat from start to finish.
Meet the talented children behind "The Shining" — in this exclusive SIDEBAR they talk us through facing the horrors of the Overlook Hotel, the laughter in rehearsals, and what they hope audiences experience when they see the show.
Adapting Stephen King’s classic thriller into an opera presents a unique challenge. Join librettist Mark Campbell as he walks us through the process and the humanity that underlies this supernatural story.
What challenges and opportunities arise when two casts work together to bring Stephen King’s classic thriller “The Shining” to life in this operatic adaptation? Find out in this SIDEBAR and enjoy and exclusive sneak peek into the rehearsal process.