Lyric Opera of Kansas City Presents: The Shining, March 11, 17 & 19

Dad Hasn’t Been Himself Lately or Literally.

Deep in the shadows of the Colorado Rockies and miles from where anyone can hear you scream; the Overlook Hotel awaits. For its new caretakers, the Torrance family, the only thing more unnerving than their profound seclusion and solitude is the realization that they are not the hotel’s only guests. While the young son with a sixth sense endures this house of horrors, his father faces demons – past and present, real and remembered – that ultimately turn him into a monster. What started as a desperate search for financial (and marital) sanctuary now spirals and sinks into a terrifying struggle for sanity and survival. Based on Stephen King’s best-selling novel and with music as haunting as the story is horrifying, only through opera does The Shining discover more frightening and fulfilling depths than ever before.

Saturday, March 11, 2023 | 7:30 pm
Friday, March 17, 2023 | 7:30 pm
Sunday, March 19, 2023 | 2:00 pm

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Community Conversation: Screaming to Come to Life
Tuesday, March 7, 2023, 12:00–1:30 pm | Apple, Country Club Plaza

Through words and music, Paul Moravec and Mark Campbell’s operatic adaptation of the 1977 novel by Stephen King gives voice to the Overlook—its inhabitants and secrets. Join the Pulitzer Prize-winning creators of the opera for an engaging and interactive afternoon. Led by Apple creative staff and equipped with revolutionary music technology, attendees will be invited to share their compositional voices in response to haunting moments from the opera’s libretto. RSVP here

Opera Dives Deep
Our free lecture series continues with three opportunities to enrich appreciation and understanding of The Shining. Explore the novel’s themes that are more insidious than ghosts and a haunted hotel, and hear from the opera’s librettist Mark Campbell and composer, Paul Moravec! LEARN MORE 

From Book to Opera
Wednesday, March 8, 2023, 2:00–3:00 pm | Central Library

Join opera librettist Mark Campbell for a discussion of the book, The Shining, and how it made the leap from the page to the stage. Copies of the book will be provided to participants in advance of the discussion date. RSVP here