06. November 2007 · Comments Off · Categories: Links, Ramble

So Howard Shore is writing an opera. But did it have to be The Fly? Not my cuppa, to be sure. I can’t even watch the movie; it’s just too icky.

Yes. I just wrote the word “icky”. Really.

But anyway, I just read about who was chosen as the lead singer for the opera:

Daniel Okulitch can sing his way out of and into most things. But portraying a human bug in the operatic adaptation of David Cronenberg’s The Fly next summer will be his biggest challenge.

The 31-year-old bass-baritone from Ottawa has been picked to sing the title role in The Fly, which premieres next June in Paris, France. Cronenberg will direct, while the music will be composed by fellow Canadian Howard Shore, Oscar-winner for his music for The Lord of the Rings.

Daniel Okulitch sang Schaunard in Baz Luhrmann’s production of La Bohème when it was in SF. Nice guy. Strong singer.

The opera has another name some of you might recognize: Placido Domingo will be conducting.

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