Stephen King’s best-selling novel comes to life in this suspenseful new opera by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Paul Moravec and librettist Mark Campbell. As the Torrance family settles in at the infamous Overlook Hotel, Jack comes face to face with his own demons – real and imagined. Will he be able to protect his wife and son from the evil forces within the hotel? This dramatic thriller will keep you on the edge of your seat with a dynamic musical score befitting King’s page-turner. Brian Mulligan, who delivered a riveting performance as Hamlet, returns to the Minnesota Opera stage as Jack Torrance.
59 created bespoke animations and projected images to bring the Overlook Hotel to life – from an animated journey through the Colorado mountains through to the hotel’s ultimate violent destruction at the hands of Jack Torrance. Through moving wallpaper and surreal projected shadow effects, the projected imagery works together with Set Designer Erhard Rom’s moving wagons and sliding panels and Lighting Designer Robert Wierzel’s eerie lighting to create an environment that leaves audiences on the edge of their seats.