Brokeback Mountain opera set to hit the stage

An opera based on 2005 film Brokeback Mountain is set to premiere next week (begs27Jan14) in Spain. The production is scheduled to run for a month at the Teatro Real in Madrid.
Venue director Gerard Mortier, says, “The importance of Annie Proulx’s novel (sic) is that great love is great love even if social reflections and conventions are opposed to it.”
Proulx’s short story was turned into a hit film, starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger as bisexual cowboys.