Skip to comments.L.A. Opera enlists David Cronenberg, William Friedkin and Woody Allen (The Fly)
Posted on 08/29/2008 7:13:15 PM PDT by EveningStar
IN DIRECTOR David Cronenberg's 1986 movie "The Fly" -- remember "Be afraid. Be very afraid"? -- scientist Seth Brundle (Jeff Goldblum) commits a fatal error when he combines his own genes with those of a common housefly. At Los Angeles Opera these days, another dicey blending of species is taking place: Film directors are mutating into opera directors -- with, it's hoped, less alarming results.
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My whole adult life I've waited for new modern operas to become great hits in the same sense of the classics.
However, I guess I'm now of the opinion that all the Hollywood-type production, direction and design (brilliant as it mostly is) is nothing without inspired music.....and indeed, that the former has vastly outshone the latter in today's Western-world opera.
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