The Fly: the opera

Composer Howard Shore, singer Placido Domingo and director David Cronenberg will add songs to the classic horror tale

A co-production by Paris' Theatre du Chatelet and Placido Domingo's Los Angeles Opera will bring Cronenberg's horror masterpiece The Fly to the stage. It will premiere in Paris on 1 July 1 2008, conducted by Domingo himself.

Yes, you read correctly. The Fly.

Domingo said it was Shore who came up with the idea of turning the story into opera, which will be drawn from Cronenberg's 1986 movie. It is an "intimate story" of love, death and "the ultimate sacrifice," Shore says.

Read more on The Orlando Sentinel (we picked it up via SF Signal ).

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