10. August 2008 · 2 comments · Categories: Ramble

This article talks about the operas that have come from movies. I didn’t realize A Wedding had been turned into an opera. Or if I did I’d forgotten. (I’d prefer to think I didn’t know … I hate when my memory fails me.)

Has anyone taken an opera and turned it into a movie? I’m not talking about a opera on film, but a spoken word movie. You know? Or are the plots simply too crazy to make that happen?


  1. There was a movie a couple of years ago “Tristan and Isolde”. Didn’t see it, but I understand it was a setting of the medieval myth, independent of Wagner’s opera. Does that count?

  2. I believe it does count, Bill! I had forgotten about that movie. (I think it pretty much failed …?) But I do believe it was based on the opera. I never saw it either, but I rarely get to movies, so that’s no surprise.