The Shining Recording

Recorded live at the Kauffman Center in March 2023, Lyric Opera is proud to bring this tremendous operatic achievement to the world with this landmark recording released on the Pentatone label. Get your copy or stream now to be a part of Lyric Opera and opera history.


Physical CD copies of The Shining are available from your favorite audio retailer and on the Pentatone website. Physical copies are also available in the Kauffman Center Gift Shop.







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in exceptional sound. The label works together with today's and tomorrow’s leading
artists to provide timeless recordings of core, fringe, and lesser-known repertoire, with
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Musical America: Paul Moravec's The Shining on Record. by Clive Paget
The Pitch: Lyric Opera of Kansas City’s world-premiere cast recording of The Shining has an axe to grind. by Brock Wilbur
pizzicato: The Shining: Ein packendes Psychodrama. von Norbert Tischer (German)
Gramophone: MORAVEC The Shining (Schwartz) by Andrew Farach-Colton
Ritmo: Moravec: The Shining by Daniel Pérez Navarro (Spanish)
Luister: Beschaafde Horror. by Tim Nijhof (Dutch)
BBC Music Magazine: Opera Reviews by John-Pierre Joyce
Opera Now: New Recordings by Lauren McQuistin


Lyric Opera is proud to have created the first-ever recording of Paul Moravec and Mark
Campbell’s The Shining. We gratefully acknowledge the following individuals and
foundations for support that made this project possible.

  • Adelphi University
  • Thomas & Mary Beth Butch
  • Kemper Family Foundation
  • Richard J. Stern Foundation for the Arts
  • Dr. & Mrs. Ivan Batlle
  • Alicia & John Beck
  • Mark T. Benedict & Dr. Kim Mongeau
  • Randy & Edie Downing
  • Tony & Meredith Durone
  • Richard & Lauren English
  • Michael D. Fields
  • Ms. Lisa Flynn
  • Mr. & Mrs. Lafayette J. Ford III
  • Marilyn A. W. & Norman E Gaar, Esq.
  • Trudy & Jack Gabriel
  • Kurt & Linnell Gretzinger
  • Ms. Lisa Merrill Hickok
  • John & Sharon Hoffman
  • Niles & Lindsay Jager
  • Mr. & Mrs. William Kort
  • Mary Leonida
  • Julia & Greg Malter
  • Paul Moravec
  • Martin & Lucy Murray
  • Michael Phillips
  • Dr. & Mrs. Tim Pluard
  • Michelle & Chuck Ritter
  • Deborah Sandler & Crosby Kemper
  • Ms. Elizabeth A. Schellhorn
  • Linda S. Stevens
  • Shruti Tejwani
  • Ty Trieu
  • Ms. Connie Walker
  • Jeffrey & Alisha Walker
  • Doug P. Wells
  • Marian Wood

Lyric Opera complete discography

Since its establishment in 1958, Lyric Opera of Kansas City has released six recordings. Learn More