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Paris in July — what better place and time to premiere David Cronenberg’s operatic adaptation of his 1986 horror film The Fly? I mean that in the nicest possible way, of course. I have no choice — The Fly will make its North American debut this September in my own home town, at the Los Angeles Opera.

The lead singer shared all the queasy details with the Toronto Globe and Mail: “‘One of the things I’m doing in Paris is being fitted for the prosthetics for my gradual transformation [into the fly creature]. And there are telepods and smoke and teleportation and videos of exploding baboons. There’s a lot going on,’ he said, with a slight laugh.”

(Thanks to Andrew Porter for the pointer.)