A highlight of this year's Banff Summer Arts Festival is a remounting of the opera Filumena, from Aug. 3 to 6, by Canadian composer John Estacio. The opera, commissioned by the Banff Centre and Calgary Opera, premiered in 2003 and was staged more recently at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa last April. Filumena is described as the tragic and true story of a women - Florence (Filumena) Lassandro - whose life in Alberta's Crowsnest Pass region in the 1920s took "an unexpected turn into romantic passion, illegal activity and the criminal court system," the Banff Centre says. "She became one of the last women hanged in Canada." This summer the production at the Eric Harvie Theatre will once again be directed by Kelly Robinson; the Banff Festival Orchestra will be conducted by Imre Pallo. For more information, visit www.banffcentre.ca. !