The Shining, a 1977 gothic horror novel by Stephen King, which was turned into one of the most acclaimed horror films of all time in 1980, is coming to Atlanta in the form of an opera.

The Atlanta Opera will present the iconic thriller from Sept. 15 through Oct. 1 at the Alliance Theatre.

Originally conceived in 2016 at the Ordway Music Theater in Minnesota, the Atlanta Opera’s version of the supernatural tale of possession and murder was adapted by composer Paul Moravec and librettist Mark Campbell.

The opera version of The Shining follows the same story as the novel and movie—Jack Torrance, a father with a troubled past, finds new employment as the winter caretaker for the Overlook Hotel. But as the family settles into their new accommodations, demonic spirits from the hotel’s past begin to take hold of Jack as he becomes a vessel for their murderous intents. 

Craig Irvin and Thomas Glass will sing the role of Jack on alternate nights. Kelly Kaduce and Kearstin Piper Brown play Wendy; Kevin Deas and Aubrey Allicock play Dick; and the opera also features Victor Ryan Robertson, Malcolm MacKenzie, Delbert Grady, Andrew Gilstrap and Kameron Lopreore.

This is one opera that is designed to keep you on the edge of your seats from start to finish.

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Photo: An opera based on the Stephen King horror classic is coming to Atlanta this fall.