If you thought the Oscar winning movie "Brokeback Mountain" starring the late Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhall was the last version of the story about two cowboys in love then you were wrong. A musical version is heading to the Opera house. It's not official but we discovered some scenes of the movie cut to Opera Singer Sara Brightman's version of "This Love". Watch the Brokeback Mountain Trailer.
Brokeback Mountain - This love
We don't know about a Brokeback musical. There have been some fan made parodies that are entertaining. Our favorites are "Brokeback Hunting" based on the Oscar winning film "Good Will Hunting". Some other popular internet Brokeback parodies are are "Brokeback to the Future", "The Empire Breaksback", "Star Wars The Empire Brokeback" and "Point Brokeback".
New York City Opera has commissioned American composer Charles Wuorinen to write an opera based on "Brokeback Mountain," a love story about two U.S. ranch-hands that won three Oscars when it was turned into a movie.
The opera house's spokesman Gerard Mortier said in a statement on Sunday that Wuorinen had accepted an invitation to compose an opera based on Annie Proulx's short story. It is slated to premiere during City Opera's 2013 spring season. This would mark New Yorker Wuorinen's second world premiere at City Opera. He also composed "Haroun and the Sea of Stories," an adaptation of a Salman Rushdie novel which opened in 2004.
"Ever since encountering Annie Proulx's extraordinary story I have wanted to make an opera on it, and it gives me great joy that Gerard Mortier and New York City Opera have given me the opportunity to do so," Wuorinen, 70, said in a statement.
"Brokeback Mountain" is the story of two men who meet and fall in love on the fictional Brokeback Mountain in Wyoming in 1963 with their complex relationship lasting 20 years. source