1. La Machine de l’Être
The always-surprising John Zorn’s opera, based on Antonin Artaud’s drawings, is for just soprano and orchestra—and it’s only ten minutes long.
2. Elmer Gantry
Robert Aldridge adapts Sinclair Lewis’s novel about a womanizer who cons people into thinking he’s a preacher.
3. The Fisher King
No Robin Williams or Jeff Bridges, but that didn’t stop Marc Lowenstein from creating an opera adaptation of Terry Gilliam’s beloved film.