An operatic version of gay classic Brokeback Mountain is opening at the Teatro Real in Madrid later this month.
American composer Charles Wuorinen wrote the music for the libretto, which was originally planned to open at the New York City Opera. It moved to Madrid after the NYC Opera's general director resigned. It premieres at the Teatro Real on January 28.
The opera is based on the short story by Annie Proulx, which first appeared in The New Yorker in 1997, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 2000, and made into a 2005 Oscar-winning film, directed by Ang Lee and starring Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal. The story centers around two Wyoming cowboys who fall passionately in love during the 1960s. Read more here.