Saturday, May 31, 2008

Improving Job-prospects for Polar Bear Chorus

Here's an interesting development:
First it was the film and the book. Now the next stop for Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth" is opera.

La Scala officials say the Italian composer Giorgio Battistelli has been commissioned to produce an opera on the international multiformat hit for the 2011 season at the Milan opera house. The composer is currently artistic director of the Arena in Verona. [...]
It doesn't seem like such promising material for an opera. Don't you need some sort of conventional dramatic plot-line with characters? You could have a heroine who gets skin-cancer and who spends the whole second act dying, I suppose. Will the hero be big Al? Where will they find a tenor with the proper girth? If only Pavarotti were here . . . (Hat Tip: Discarded Lies)