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Cronenberg’s Fly Goes To The Opera

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Cronenberg’s Fly Goes To The Opera

Published on February 26, 2007 with No Comments

David CronenbergCanadian director David Cronenberg is bringing his 1986 movie The Fly to the opera – he’s adapting the sci-fi drama for the stage.

The A History Of Violence film-maker is reuniting with his costume designer sister Denise and composer Howard Shore, who both worked on the Jeff Goldblum-starring movie which was financed by The Producers Mel Brooks.

Spanish tenor Placido Domingo will conduct the opera version of The Fly, which will be co-produced by the Los Angeles Opera and Theatre du Chatelet in Paris.

The plan to convert the movie into opera format has long been a dream for Cronenberg, who declared in a 1993 interview, “You could actually write an opera based on The Fly. It could be sort of a one-set thing, very inexpensive.”

The opera is scheduled to open in Paris in July 2008, moving on to Los Angeles in September that year.

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