film, opera, theater

the film properties hit the opera world

“As marketing becomes more crucial for the survival of the art form, the appeal of an established title becomes more important,” says F. Paul Driscoll, editor in chief of Opera News. “This is what we’re looking at in opera — whether the franchise can deliver a reliable product.”

Variety on a new group of operas based on movies. The most interesting one sounds like the Howard Shore opera of THE FLY, directed by David Cronenberg, which is coming to the LA Opera next month after Paris.