Saturday, 20 March 2010

McEwan atones for operatic oversight...














Box office hit and Ian McEwan novel 'Atonement' is set to become an opera. The 2007 film, starring Keira Knightey and James McAvoy, won an Oscar and rejuvinated interest in McEwan's works. Now, the author revealed, it will take to the stage as an opera, with Radio 3 presenter Michael Berkeley writing the music and poet Craig Raine, the libretto. McEwan, currently working on a film version of 'On Chesil Beach', will have a 'creative input'. The opera, although sung in English, is likely to have its premiere in Germany, set for 2013.

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