Thursday, May 29, 2008

La Scala to Perform Global Warming Opera in 2011

Lorenzo da Ponte, Richard Wagner, and...Al Gore?

The former vice president, who originally shot into the public's consciousness when he invented the Internet, now joins the list of famous opera librettists. Milan's La Scala theater announced that it has commissioned a new opera, set to premiere in 2011, based on An Inconvenient Truth, Gore's book/film/slideshow. The music will be written by Italian composer Giorgia Battistelli. 

After winning an Academy Award and a Nobel Prize, it seems Gore can achieve anything once he sets his mind to it–except maybe the White House.