Kanye West Reveals Details of His Nebuchadnezzar Opera
Kanye West has a big project to share with the world.
According to a press release issued Thursday afternoon (Nov. 21), the rapper-producer will present an opera titled Nebuchadnezzar at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles on Sunday (Nov. 24). The operatic production, which marks Yeezy's first, is set in the 6th century B.C. and tells "the biblical story from the Book of Daniel of the Babylonian King who transitions from wicked, imperious, self-declared ruler to a true believer who finds salvation in his faith."
Directed by Italian contemporary performance artist Vanessa Beecroft, Nebuchadnezzar will feature music by ‘Ye’s Sunday Service gospel group, as well as Peter Collins & Infinities Song.
"West conceived of this opera as an expression of his commitment to both his faith and ever-expanding musical palette," reads the press release. "Nebuchadnezzar brings together elements from different worlds, including opera, fine art, modern dance, and gospel music, to create an innovative performance structure. West’s sound is the bridge between these artforms."
Tickets for the event are still available.
This news comes after a strip club has asked Kanye to bring his Sunday Service experience to their venue. Today, Sapphire Gentlemen's Club in New York City extended an invitation to the Jesus Is King rapper to bring his Sunday Service to their club. In a tweet that included an attached statement from Sapphire's VP Andrew Zarian, he explained why he wanted Kanye to visited them.
"We have extended an offer to @kanyewest to deliver his faith-filled concert in a new venue, to a new audience of Gentlemen’s Club entertainers, service staff & more," it reads. "We’d love to open the doors to our 39th street location in NYC & have him & his choir grace us with their presence."
There's no word if Kanye accepted their invitation.
Check out the lavish invite to Kanye West's Nebuchadnezzar opera below.
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