Friday, April 29, 2016

German Filmmaker Wim Wenders to Direct an Opera About Hindu Priestess

ARTNET NEWS
By Henri Neuendorf
Set of the Metropolitan Opera’s “Les Pecheurs De Perles” (Winter 2016)
GERMANY---The German Oscar-nominated filmmaker and artist Wim Wenders is embarking on a late career change at the ripe old age of 70 and taking charge of an opera for the first time. According to the New York Times, the opera—which was first performed in 1836—is a three-act performance set on the island of Ceylon in ancient times. It follows the story of two pearl divers whose close friendship risks falling apart when they both fall in love with the same woman, a Hindu priestess. [link]
Wim Wenders. Photo: DAVID CROTTY/ PatrickMcMullan.com