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Opera version of 'The Shining' opens Saturday in Minnesota

Mark Campbell wants people to issue warnings when they leave his operatic adaptation of "The Shining."

Campbell wrote the libretto for composer Paul Moravec, and their creation will be given its world premiere by the Minnesota Opera on Saturday night at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts in St. Paul.

"I want them to be moved by the story. I want them to be scared," Campbell said. "I would love if this were the first opera in history that engendered a response from an audience that was: 'Don't go in there!' — the way a horror film does."

Moravec and Campbell based their version on Stephen King's 1977 novel, which inspired...