The Big Picture
In many ways, both opera and Shakespeare seem natural fits for film. But STEVE VINEBERG finds that screen versions of opera have finished a distant second.
Laurence Olivier and Maggie Smith in Stuart Burge's 1965 film of Othello
© Warner Bros./Photofest 2012
Shakespeare films have a long, illustrious legacy that goes back to the silents; the canon of opera films is so tiny by comparison that it wouldn't be inaccurate to call them merely a footnote in the ...
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