I didn’t know that David Cronenberg is directing an opera based on his 1986 remake the of the Fly.

DEFAMER: Why does it seem like all your movies are in some way obsessed with the human body?

CRONENBERG: People don’t pay enough attention to the body. My understanding of life is very existential. I think that we are our bodies. There’s nothing else, and when we die, that’s it. No afterlife. I’m very anti-religious because religion tends to disembody you. There’s an emphasis on your spirit, or where you’ll be when your body’s gone, and that’s misleading. I think the world would be a better place if it we admit that’s not the case.

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(via Tomorrow Museum)

Update: The official site for the opera.