Monday, July 9, 2012

Vancouver Receives Grant For Film About Iraq War Opera

"City Opera Vancouver has received US$100,000 to finance a documentary film about its new chamber opera which explores the tragedy of the Iraq War. The U.S.-based Annenberg Foundation has provided the grant for the film about the making of the opera Fallujah, City Opera announced today. The opera was inspired by the experiences of former U.S. Marine Christian Ellis, who took part in the invasion of Fallujah, Iraq in 2004....City Opera Vancouver is a professional company whose other commissions include the Margaret Atwood opera Pauline and Brokeback Mountain based on the Annie Proulx short story. [Source]

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