What Do Critics Think of the U.S. Premiere of the Brokeback Mountain Opera?

The Verdict   What Do Critics Think of the U.S. Premiere of the Brokeback Mountain Opera?
 
The New York City Opera production runs through June 4.
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Glenn Seven Allen and Daniel Okulitch Sarah Shatz

The U.S. premiere of Charles Wuorinen and Annie Proulx’s operatic adaptation of Brokeback Mountain opened May 31 at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater. The New York City Opera production continues through June 4.

Directed by Jacopo Spirei, the production stars Daniel Okulitch as Ennis del Mar, Glenn Seven Allen as Jack Twist, Heather Buck as Alma Beers, and Hilary Ginther as Lureen. Kazem Abdullah conducts.

Critics have begun filing their reviews; read them below:

Financial Times (George Loomis)

The New York Times (Anthony Tommasini)

Observer (James Jorden)

Wall Street Journal (Heidi Waleson)

Playbill will continue to update this list as more reviews come in.


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