The Operette in Hannibal

There was an opera in the movie Hannibal that was based on the works of Dante. I heard, once, that it was made into a full opera, but have thus far been unable to substantiate the rumor. Does anyone know for sure?

This one sounds like a job for Cafe Society. Moved.

samclem Moderator, General Questions

From IMDB:

Here’s his website.

I see that the website makes no mention of Cassidy extending the aria into an opera, although the site doesn’t seem to have been updated since 2006. As the IMDB quote gives no source and there’s nothing that seems to substantiate it on the net, the story could indeed be just a rumour.