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L.A. Opera enlists David Cronenberg, William Friedkin and Woody Allen (The Fly)
Los Angeles Times ^ | August 31, 2008 | Diane Haithman

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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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Music/Entertainment; Society
KEYWORDS: opera; thefly
Older thread: `The Fly' Opera is Buzz of Paris Season
1 posted on 08/29/2008 7:13:16 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: Borges; sitetest


2 posted on 08/29/2008 7:13:56 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar; .30Carbine; 1rudeboy; 2nd Bn, 11th Mar; 31R1O; ADemocratNoMore; ...

Dear EveningStar,

Thanks for the ping!

Classical Music Ping List ping!

If you want on or off this list, let me know via FR e-mail.



3 posted on 08/29/2008 7:52:34 PM PDT by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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I hope someone pings me if anyone catches reviews on the new "Fly" production.

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.


4 posted on 08/29/2008 8:42:02 PM PDT by MinuteGal (Stay Home in Nov & Vote for Obama-ization, More Regulation, Taxation, Litigation and Ginsburgization)
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