Yep, Cronenberg has made his film into an Opera.

“The libretto by David Henry Hwang (”M. Butterfly”) has all the elements needed for good opera: a love story, a transformation, tragedy and death, not to mention a large dose of melodrama…. As Brundle, bass-baritone Daniel Okulitch has the unenviable task of performing arias in his birthday suit as he climbs in and out of the teleport machine.”

I had no idea the opera world was crying out for Sci Fi/Horror. At least Goldblum isn’t trying to sing the lead!

EDITED TO ADD: The official Fly Opera Website! Waggle of the Antennae for the tip to Jett.

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  1. Ah c’mon – it might be great! ;)

  2. I wonder how they do the ‘regurgitation scene’, when he is trying to eat? It might pay not to sit in the first couple of rows.

  3. I saw it last night….not good at all, the score was awful, the lines cheesy that the audience laught in the wrong places, the actors did their best but tjis was my least favorite opera ever! And I am very open minded.

  4. Yeah, I’m not sure who thought it would be a good idea. Thanks for the report!

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