Opera Parallèle to Stage “The Shining” in June

Opera Parallèle has announced baritone singer Robert Wesley Mason will now sing the role of Jack Torrance and bass-baritone Kevin Deas will sing the role of Dick Hallorann in the company’s upcoming West Coast premiere of The Shining, the critically acclaimed opera by Grammy Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning team of composer Paul Moravec and librettist Mark Campbell.

Opera Parallèle welcomes both acclaimed singers in their company debut.

Mason replaces previously announced singer Edward Parks, who, due to unforeseen changes in his performance schedule, has had to relinquish his participation in the production. Similarly, Deas replaces Aubrey Allicock who has regrettably bowed out due to a schedule conflict. The company also announced the spoken role of Danny Torrance will be shared by Bay Area child actors Tenzin Forder and Michael Thompson.

The Shining, based on Stephen King’s novel, will be presented in a new production and feature the premiere of a newly created chamber music orchestration by the composer, in three performances June 2, 3 and 4 at the Blue Shield of California Theater at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 700 Howard Street.