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Woman of Few Words

An opera adaptation of "Brokeback Mountain," the story by Annie Proulx that inspired the Oscar-winning 2005 film, opens this month in Madrid. The libretto is by Proulx — who has never written a libretto before. MATTHEW WORLEY reports.

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Proulx and Wuorinen at the Teatro Real
© Javier del Real 2014
When Focus Features's Brokeback Mountain first unspooled to cinematic audiences in the winter of 2005–06, there were likely few moviegoers who could have imagined the startling critical and box-office...

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Current Issue: August 2014 — VOL. 79, NO. 2