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 =
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 =
accessdate = 2008-09-08


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


External links

*cite web
url =
title = Howard Shore: "The Fly" The Opera (homepage)
accessdate = 2008-07-04
year = 2008
publisher = Los Angeles Opera

*cite web
url =
title = Theatre de Chatelet: "The Fly"
accessdate = 2008-07-04
year = 2008
language = French
publisher = Théâtre du Châtelet

*cite web
url =,,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
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