Brokeback Headed to Opera Stage

Composer working on converting Oscar-winning movie
By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 9, 2008 9:45 AM CDT
Brokeback Headed to Opera Stage
Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal in "Brokeback Mountain." Now the short story on which the movie was based is to be an opera.   (AP Photo/Focus Features, Kimberly French)

Brokeback Mountain, the groundbreaking gay love story of two Wyoming ranch hands which went on to claim 3 Oscars, will be transformed into an opera, Reuters reports. The New York City Opera has commissioned a composer to write the work. 

"Ever since encountering Annie Proulx' extraordinary story I have wanted to make an opera on it, and it gives me great joy that New York City Opera has given me the opportunity to do so," he said (Read more New York City Opera stories.)

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