'Brokeback Mountain', which starred Jake Gyllenhaal (left) and Heath Ledger, is now an opera.
The award-winning movie is now an opera that will open in Europe next week.
Brokeback Mountain, the Oscar-winning epic about the relationship between two cowboys in the American West, is coming to the stage as an opera, with a world premiere in Madrid, Spain this month.
The opera, brought to the screen in 2005 and based on the 1997 short story of the same name by Annie Proulx, opens Jan 28 at the Teatro Real in the Spanish capital, some six years after it was commissioned.
“The whole opera is about a typical kind of impossible situation, a tragic situation,” said the opera’s 75-year-old American composer, Charles Wuorinen, who was supervising rehearsals in Madrid this week.
“In this case, it is two people who in some way want to have a relationship, which in their time is forbidden by society,” he told AFP in an interview.