‘Brokeback Mountain’ Goes Operatic
“Brokeback Mountain” is heading to the opera. The short story by Annie Proulx that inspired Ang Lee’s 2005 big-screen love story between cowboys Ennis del Mar and Jack Twist will be adapted for the New York City Opera by Charles Wuorinen, according to Variety, and is slated to premiere in all its operatic glory in the spring of 2013.
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New York City Opera has commissioned Charles Wuorinen to compose an opera based on Annie Proulx’s short story “Brokeback Mountain,” which was adapted into the 2005 film.
[…] “Ever since encountering Annie Proulx’s extraordinary story I have wanted to make an opera on it,” said Wuorinen. “It gives me great joy that Gerard Mortier and New York City Opera have given me the opportunity to do so.”
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