Global Warming, the Opera

La Scala plans operatic version of Al Gore's climate change documentary
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted May 30, 2008 4:45 AM CDT
Global Warming, the Opera
The leaders of Austria, Qatar, Germany, and Greece stand with the mayor of Milan at La Scala as the Italian national anthem is played.   (AP Photo/Marco Brescia, Teatro alla Scala, ho)

It started out as a slide show, became an Oscar-winning documentary and best-selling book, and now Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth is about to become a full-length opera, reports the AP. Milan's La Scala opera house has commissioned Italian composer  Giorgio Battistelli to set Gore's stark warning on global warming to music, for the 2011 season. (More La Scala stories.)

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