Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Mountain an Opera

Maybe those rumors weren't so far off after all: in what appears to be a growing trend, the New York City Opera has commissioned an opera based on Annie Proulx's short storyBrokeback Mountain, which of course was also the basis for the Academy Award winning film of the same name.

If you can't quite picture Jack and Ennis belting out an aria or two, remember that most operas are tragic love stories, and Brokeback certainly fits that description. In any event, we'll have plenty of time to get used to the idea, as the new work won't be mounted until 2013.

UPDATE: Per Playbill.com: due to "budgetary constraints", New York City Opera has dropped plans to produce this piece.

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