Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Brokeback Mountain

Annie Proulx's story Brokeback Mountain, famously filmed by Ang Lee in 2005, has become an opera by the original author and Charles Wuorinen.  It's a dense, modernistic piece with vocal writing that, to me, owes an obvious (and appropriate, though not to my taste) debt to Benjamin Britten. You can check out the entire opera, in a recording from Madrid, here.