Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Opera Manga from Vancouver

Here's a new and fresh format for classical music's next generation of fans to learn the great operas--Vancouver Opera's sister site operaLive! has a series of manga comics (created by Roy Husada and Fiona Meng) that feature condensed stories of La Boheme, Tosca, L'Italiana in Algieri, Cavelleria Rusticana, Fidelio, Eugene Onegin, and I Pagliacci. This concept is by no means revolutionary, since graphic novel fans may already know of numerous comic book adaptions of operas by P. Craig Russell that have been around for years.

(Via Opera Chic)

1 comment:

  1. Chris - thanks for the mention! As part of our 50th Anniv. next fall we'll be releasing a compilation of our Manga over the years, including the original Japanese languages versions that started it all!