Press Features

June 16, 2020
Harvard Magazine
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Lydialyle Gibson

The Power of Unreason - Paul Moravec's soulful music

DEEP IN THE SECOND HALF of Sanctuary Road, an oratorio by composer Paul Moravec ’80 based on stories from the Underground Railroad, the heart of the whole piece seems to crack wide open.

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May 21, 2020
Yaddo
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Opera Issues Call to Action

Here’s some oxygen for your week: A team of Pulitzer Prize winners, including librettist Mark Campbell and Yaddo composer Paul Moravec produced this virtuosic performance of “Light Shall Lift Us.”

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May 15, 2020
BroadwayWorld
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OPERA America Invites Artists, Administrators and More to a toast to 50 years

OPERA America is inviting artists, administrators, trustees, and audiences to "A Toast to 50 Years," a celebration of opera's progress and of OPERA America's 50th Anniversary, taking place today, Friday, May 15, from 4:30 to 5:00 p.m. EDT. The event can be live streamed at youtube.com/operaamerica.

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May 13, 2020
BroadwayWorld
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107 Opera Singers, a Conductor plus Tech Magic Bring Some LIGHT from Moravec, Campbell and OPERA America

Here’s a look at how “Light Shall Lift Us; Singers Unite in Song” for OPERA America) by Paul Moravec and Mark Campbell for OPERA America, a project, featuring 107 opera singers in “a song of hope and solidarity,” came together to help raise up the spirits of their communities as we deal with COVID-19.

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November 12, 2018
Today.com
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A. Pawlowski

Life after depression: Why so little is known about people who go on to thrive

Paul Moravec didn’t think he’d ever recover, let alone thrive, when he was in the grips of a deep depression.

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December 13, 2016
The Harvard Gazette
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Jill Radsken

A new holiday song cycle

The Harvard Glee Club and Radcliffe Choral Society’s holiday gift came early this year, in the form of a newly commissioned piece of classical music from alumnus Paul Moravec ’79.

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May 9, 2016
Broadway Box
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Get A First Look at the World Premiere of Stephen King's The Shining at Minnesota Opera

Stephen King's The Shining (AKA the book and film that has kept generations awake at night) comes to the stage in a world premiere opera by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Paul Moravec and librettist Mark Campbell.

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May 7, 2016
Playbill
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Andrew Gans

The Shining Opera Begins Tonight

Minnesota Opera concludes its 2015-16 season with the world premiere of The Shining, a new opera by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Paul Moravec and librettist Mark Campbell, premiering at the Music Theater at the Ordway in St. Paul, MN, May 7.

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May 6, 2016
MPRNews
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Music adds to scare factor in 'The Shining'

Today's Morning Edition music is from the Minnesota Opera's new production "The Shining," which has its world premiere Saturday night at the Ordway Theater in St. Paul.

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May 4, 2016
MPR News
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Euan Kerr

MN Opera's 'Shining' may be the scariest yet

This weekend, the Minnesota Opera aims to scare the living daylights out of its audience. It's presenting the world premiere of "The Shining," Stephen King's tale of an empty hotel filled with murderous evil spirits.

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April 28, 2016
CBS Minnesota
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Eric Eskola, Cathy Wurzer

Minnesota Opera Readies to Premiere “The Shining”

The Minnesota Opera is working on the World Premiere of a gripping new version of "The Shining". Joining us Thursday from the Minnesota Opera is Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Paul Moravec and librettist Mark Campbell. (4:31) WCCO Mid-Morning

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January 5, 2016
Tenessean
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Amy Stumpfl

ALIAS and Portara release new album, 'Amorisms'

ALIAS and Portara joined forces once again to record “Amorisms: Music of Paul Moravec,” which was released on the Delos label on Jan. 8.

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February 25, 2015
Star Tribune
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Graydon Royce

'The Shining' set for Minnesota Opera's 2015-16 season

"The Shining," adapted from the Stephen King novel, with a score by Paul Moravec and libretto by Mark Campbell, debuts May 7, 2016.

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February 21, 2015
CBS Minnesota
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‘Shining,’ ‘Tosca, ‘Flute’ Among Minnesota Opera Offerings

The Minnesota Opera has announced it will present five operas in its next season including the world premiere of “The Shining.”

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July 10, 2014
Classical Podcasts
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Lew Smoley

Classical Podcasts Interview with Lew Smoley

Paul Moravec spent a delightful afternoon with Lew Smoley at Smoley’s Manhattan apartment talking about Paul’s work.

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October 10, 2013
89.3 WFPL
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Erin Keane

Kentucky Opera Premieres New Work on Benjamin Franklin

Ben Franklin’s wit and wisdom is well-documented, but his stormy relationship with his illegitimate son William is often overlooked in founding fathers history.

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