YES or NO: Opera for the masses? by rachels
June 17, 2008, 10:01 am
Filed under: Art, Music, YES OR NO?

Announced last week, Brokeback Mountain will be adapted into an Opera for the New York City Opera in 2013. Announced today, An Inconvenient Truth faces the same fate. Al Gore’s popular book and documentary film on Earth’s environmental crisis will be performed at La Scala (one of the world’s most famous opera houses) in Milan in 2011.

Can popular and current film adaptations increase waning audiences? Or is this just opera light?

Sidenote: I have never been to an opera, but I would definitely consider seeing Brokeback in aria form. Then again, who knows where we’ll be in 2013?


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