Charles Wuorinen's Brokeback Mountain Opera Project
A Project with New York City Opera
Charles Wuorinen, who celebrates his 70th birthday this year, has been invited by New York City Opera to compose a new opera based on Annie Proulx's novel Brokeback Mountain. The novel is the story of ranch hand Ennis del Mar and rodeo cowboy Jack Twist, two young men who meet and fall in love on the fictional Brokeback Mountain in Wyoming in 1963.
Wuorinen said that, 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 opera is scheduled to be premièred during the City Opera's Spring 2013 season.
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