Blending authentic Japanese music with luscious European harmonies and orchestration, the opera is an irresistible fusion of East and West.
A modern opera adaptation by Charles Wuorinen based on Annie Proulx’s short story previously adapted by Ang Lee for the Oscar-winning film Brokeback Mountain. This marks Wuorinen’s return to the opera stage with one of the major works of his career, equally ambitious in its beauty and momentous tragedy. Brokeback is the story of ranch hand Ennis del Mar and rodeo cowboy Jack Twist, two young men who meet and fall in love on the fictional Brokeback Mountain in Wyoming in 1963. Wuorinen says “It’s a story of doomed love, in this case a complex homosexual relationship taking place in a very homophobic society."
(Composer), (Composer), Daniel Okulitch (Ennis del Mar), Tom Randle (Jack Twist), (Conductor), (Director)