'Brokeback Mountain' Opera to Open in Madrid

'Brokeback Mountain' Opera to Open in Madrid

The 2005 film Brokeback Mountain shook up Hollywood with its explicit sex scenes involving two closeted cowboys.

Now, the story upon which the film was based is the inspiration for a new opera to debut at the Teatro Real in Madrid this month.

The libretto has been written by the book’s author, Annie Proulx, with music by US composer Charles Wuorinen….

In an interview with the Guardian about the Brokeback opera, director Ivo van Hove said: “This is not an adaptation of a movie on stage. The women are much more explored, and the society around them is much more important.