Now I can honestly say, “I’ve heard it all!”
David Cronenberg’s 1986 horror flick, “The Fly,” has undergone a bizarre metamorphosis. It’s now an opera, according to the Associated Press.
If that wasn’t enough to make you say “What?”….famed opera tenor Placido Domingo will be conducting the musical score written by Oscar-winning composer Howard Shore (“The Lord of the Rings”) and Cronenberg himself will be showrunning the production.
While not as freakish as the movie, the opera will still be scary enough and contain its fair share of dark humor.
“Someone’s 6-year-old said, after seeing one of our rehearsals, that she thought she would have to sleep with her parents for a while,” stated Cronenberg. “So I guess it’s working.”
The opera will have its world premiere Wednesday at Paris’ Theatre du Chatelet and its U.S. premiere September 7 at the Los Angeles Opera.
“It is in some ways a translation of the movie to the stage,” Cronenberg said. “But it’s its own creature.”