I'd never heard of the International Opera Theater until today, when one of my coworkers told me about them. But apparently they adapt Shakespeare's plays into chamber operas, and, what's more, their version of The Winter's Tale is going to be performed here in Philly on June 22nd and 24th. I am intrigued, not least because The Winter's Tale is quite possibly my favorite Shakespeare play of them all, and I've never seen it performed on stage.
Between that and the Center City Opera Theater's production of Lowell Lieberman's The Picture of Dorian Gray, June is shaping up to be the Month of Operas Adapted from Literary Works. (Not that there aren't a great many operas in that category, but still.)