Darren Aronofsky’s ‘mother!’ Could Become an Opera

(Credit: Paramount Pictures)

Have you seen Darren Aronofsky’s controversial “mother!?” If not, you might get a chance to experience it in a different medium – opera.

The director, whose film has been under attack by audiences worldwide, recently noted that he expected the film could be transformed into an opera.

“Jóhann Jóhannsson [‘Mother!’s’ composer] and I are thinking about turning it into an opera,” he stated according to the AV Club in a reddit post.

The irony of the situation is that the film is completely devoid of music.

The film features a couple living in a house in the middle of nowhere. Suddenly strangers start showing up and damaging the idyllic lifestyle that they have been establishing. The film certainly has a surrealist element in line with “The Exterminating Angel,” though it was seemingly lost on audience members, who gave it an F grade on CinemaScore.

“There’s no denying that ‘mother!’ is the thought-provoking product of a singularly ambitious artistic vision, though it may be too unwieldy for mainstream tastes,” says the Critical consensus on aggregate review website Rotten Tomatoes.



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David Salazar
Prior to creating OperaWire, DAVID SALAZAR, (Editor-in-Chief) worked as a reporter for Latin Post where he interviewed major opera stars including Placido Domingo, Anna Netrebko, Vittorio Grigolo, Diana Damrau and Rolando Villazon among others. His 2014 interview with opera star Kristine Opolais was cited in a New York Times Review. He also had the opportunity of interviewing numerous Oscar nominees, Golden Globe winners and film industry giants such as Guillermo del Toro, Oscar Isaac and John Leguizamo among others. David holds a Masters in Media Management from Fordham University. During his time at Fordham, he studied abroad at the Jagiellonian University in Poland. He also holds a dual bachelor’s from Hofstra University in Film Production and Journalism.

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