Brokeback Mountain To Be Turned Into An Opera
Posted on Mon Jun 9, 2008 10:34 AM PDT

Movies HLEDGER022407_01.jpg LOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - New York City Opera has commissioned composer Charles Wuorinen to write an opera based on the Academy Award-winning film Brokeback Mountain, according to Reuters.

The opera house's spokesman Gerard Mortier said in a statement on Sunday that Wuorinen had accepted an offer to compose an opera based on the film. The opera is scheduled to premiere during City Opera's 2013 spring season.

Wuorinen, 70, said in a statement, "Ever since encountering Annie Proulx's extraordinary story I have wanted to make an opera on it, and it gives me great joy that Gerard Mortier and New York City Opera have given me the opportunity to do so."

The film won three Academy Awards, and the late Australian actor Heath Ledger was nominated for Best Actor for his role in the film.