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Video Published: 01 May 2019

Creators in Concert: Paul Moravec

Composer Paul Moravec talks about his creative process and presents highlights from his latest vocal works.

Originally recorded on May 1, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. at OPERA America's National Opera Center in New York City as part of OPERA America Onstage.

About Paul Moravec

Pulitzer Prize winner Paul Moravec, who has been described as “a masterful musical dramatist” (Opera News), has composed more than a hundred orchestral, chamber, choral, lyric, film and electro-acoustic works. His recent successes include the opera The Shining, with a libretto by Mark Campbell based on Stephen King’s novel, which premiered at Minnesota Opera in 2016. Moravec’s latest project, Sanctuary Road (featuring a Campbell libretto based on William Still’s The Underground Railroad) was premiered by the Oratorio Society of New York at Carnegie Hall in May 2018.


Meredith Lustig, soprano
Devony Smith, soprano
Jesse Blumberg, baritone
Adrian Rosas, bass-baritone
Michael Barrett, piano
Tien-Hsin Cindy Wu, violin
Alexis Pia Gerlach, cello


“What has become of me?” from The Letter (2009)

From The Shining (2016):
Scene 1
“Shine On”
“I Never Stopped Loving You”
Act II Finale: “These Woeful Days”

“Rain” from Sanctuary Road (2018)

OPERA America Onstage is supported in part by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and by grants from the Amphion Foundation and the Aaron Copland Fund for Music.