L.A. Opera Considering Opera Based on Film The Fly

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The Los Angeles Opera may commission film composer Howard Shore to write a new opera based on the 1996 David Cronenberg film The Fly, the Los Angeles Times reports.

According to the paper, Plšcido Domingo, the company's general director, is in final negotiations with Shore and playwright David Henry Hwang, who would write the libretto for the proposed opera. The new work would premiere in 2007.

Shore is the composer of the scores for many films, including Dead Ringers, Silence of the Lambs, and Philadelphia, as well as The Fly. His Lord of the Rings Symphony, a concert work based on his score for the film trilogy, has been performed by orchestras around the world with great success.

The Fly starred Jeff Goldblum as a scientist who is slowly transformed into an enormous fly after a teleportation experiment goes wrong.

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