I spotted this first at Liljas Library.
The Mercury News is reporting that Dolores Claiborne is being made into an opera.
And projecting further still into the next new season, mezzo-soprano Zajick, Gockley said, is tailor-made for "Dolores Claiborne," the role that earned Kathy Bates an Oscar nomination for the 1995 film made from the Stephen King thriller.
"It's a movie of heavy passions and tragedy and survival, and we thought it had operatic qualities," Gockley said "And doing it for the indomitable Dolora Zajick made sense."
The opera, composed by Tobias Picker and well-known librettist J.D. McClatchy, will open Sept. 15, 2013.I have thought for years that if any King movie was due a remake, it was this one and Needful Things. But opera?