Thursday, September 16, 2004

Haroun goes Operatic

Salman Rushdie's Haroun and the Sea of Stories will debut as an opera at the New York City Opera in November, Rediff reports.

Hmm, might be worth checking out. The stage adaptation of Midnight's Children was a bit of a fizzle (it played for awhile in London, and then very briefly at Columbia University). Perhaps this will work better. I didn't see the Mid-Kid adaptation, but I recall seeing reviewers in the New York Times and elsewhere complain that it was trying to do too much.

I'm optimistic about the opera Haroun, however, because the story is both smaller and more fantastical. It might be easier to find ways to creatively adapt the story. This one might just sneak up on people...


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