Monday, June 9, 2008

What the....?

The New York City Opera has commissioned an opera based on "Brokeback Mountain," the Annie Proulx short story that became the basis for the 2005 Oscar-winning movie starring Jake Gyllenhaal and the late Heath Ledger.
The critically acclaimed film caused controversy with its unabashed portrayal of a homosexual romance between two ranch hands. It won three Academy Awards.
City Opera tapped Charles Wuorinen to
compose the opera, which is to premiere in spring 2013.

OK, the story worked on film, but as an opera? How are they going to get the horses to sing?

(source: DailyNews)

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