The Fly (opera)


The Fly (opera)

"The Fly" is an opera in two acts by Canadian composer Howard Shore to a libretto by David Henry Hwang. It is the result of a commission made by both the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, where the opera premiered on Date|2008-07-02, and Los Angeles Opera, where the opera was first performed on Date|2008-09-07. The work was broadcast by Radio France's station France Musique on Date|2008-08-02. [cite web
url = http://www.radiofrance.fr/chaines/orchestres/journal/oeuvre/fiche.php?oeuv=240000051
title = Histoire d'une oeuvre: "Howard Shore: The Fly"
accessdate = 2008-08-21
last = Héro
first = Florian
date = Date|2008-06-30
publisher = Radio France
language = French
]

The story of the opera is loosely based on David Cronenberg's 1986 film "The Fly" which was based on the short story of the same name by George Langelaan; Howard Shore also wrote the —unrelated— score for that film. [cite news
last = Tommasini
first = Anthony
title = The Song of the Brundlefly
language = English
publisher = The New York Times
date = Date|2008-09-08
url = http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/09/arts/music/09fly.html?th=&emc=th&pagewanted=all
accessdate = 2008-09-08
]

Roles

According to Shore, the opera is approximately two hours in length.

References

External links

*cite web
url = http://www.theflytheopera.com/index.php
title = Howard Shore: "The Fly" The Opera (homepage)
accessdate = 2008-07-04
year = 2008
publisher = Los Angeles Opera

*cite web
url = http://www.chatelet-theatre.com/fiche_spectacle.php?id=159&lang=en
title = Theatre de Chatelet: "The Fly"
accessdate = 2008-07-04
year = 2008
language = French
publisher = Théâtre du Châtelet

*cite web
url = http://film.guardian.co.uk/print/0,,335439244-3156,00.html
title = The Fly lands on Paris stage as a Cronenberg opera
accessdate = 2008-07-04
author =
last = Davies
first = Lizzy
date = Date|2008-07-03
publisher = The Guardian
(a review)


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