Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2008 | 1:05 p.m.
No Vegas connection here, I'm just posting this because it's amazing:
Over the weekend the Los Angeles Opera presented the American premiere of “The Fly," a new opera based on the 1986 remake of the 1958 horror film. The creative wind beneath the wings of "The Fly" includes Oscar-winning composer Howard Shore, best known for his scores for the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy, playwright David Henry Hwang ("M. Butterfly), movie director David Cronenberg and scenic designer Dante Ferretti ("Casino").
Reviews have been mixed; here's the New York Time's take. This is a really adventurous approach to opera, and will certainly attract a new breed of audience to the art form.