US Premiere: Wuorinen’s Brokeback Mountain

NYC Opera to give premiere in May

Charles Wuorinen’s opera Brokeback Mountain will receive its long awaited US Premiere when the New York City Opera performs it May 31st through June 4th at the Rose Theatre, Jazz at Lincoln Center. Originally commissioned in 2008 by Gerald Montier (formerly of New York City Opera), the opera premiered in Madrid, Spain in 2014 with Teatro Real. A new production of the opera that uses a 24-player chamber orchestra premiered in Salzburg in 2015, which will be the production that The New York City Opera will use. Kazem Abdullah will conduct after conducting the German premiere of the piece in 2014. Original author Annie Proulx, contributed the libretto after she was approached by Wuorinen following a viewing of the acclaimed 2005 film. Brokeback Mountain will be the second installment of the New York City Opera’s Pride Series (Péter Eötvös Angels in American was the first).

For more information and tickets please visit New York City Opera.
The road to the premiere has been documented in this 2017 New York Time’s article.
And for your viewing enjoyment, please take a few minutes to explore the 2014 promo by Teatro Real.

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