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Rick Penning
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Role

Bill Watson

Appearances

The Shining (opera)

Biographical Information
Profession

Actor

Status

Alive

Gender

Male


Rick Penning is an American actor who plays the role of Bill Watson in the 2016 operatic version of The Shining.

Biography[]

Tenor Rick Penning has performed with opera companies including Central City Opera, Chautauqua Opera, Fargo-Moorhead Opera, Opera Omaha, and Opera Theatre of St. Louis.

Since 1980, Minnesota Opera has been Rick’s opera “home." Highlights of his work there includes workshops and world premiere productions of Black River, A Death in the Family, Casanova's Homecoming, The Grapes of Wrath, Silent Night, The Manchurian Candidate, and The Shining. Significantly, a production of Carmen in 1981 brought Rick and his wife, Sandra Henderson, together for the first time. Their sons have also been a part of the Minnesota Opera family: Andrew was seen as the Shepherd Boy in Tosca and as Miles in The Turn of the Screw, and his brother, Christopher, appeared in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte in the role of the First Spirit.

Rick Penning has earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Minnesota, a Master of Music from the University of Cincinnati and a Bachelor of Arts from Luther College.

Filmography[]

Appearances[]


Cast
1980 film Alison ColeridgeAnne JacksonBarry DennenBarry NelsonBillie GibsonDanny LloydJack NicholsonJoe TurkelLia BeldamPhilip StoneScatman CrothersShelley Duvall
1997 miniseries Courtland MeadCynthia GarrisMelvin van PeeblesRebecca De MornaySteven Weber
2016 opera Minnesota Opera CompanyAlejandro VegaAlex RitchieArthur WoodleyBrian MulliganDavid WaltonJeni HouserJohn Robert LindseyKelly KaduceMark WaltersRick PenningRobb AsklofShannon Prickett
2017 HHN Chris BauerJames Franco
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