Kanye announced on Twitter last night, he will now be involved in a live opera…
The opera, directed by Italian contemporary performance artist Vanessa Beecroft, will take place on 24 November at the Hollywood Bowl.
The event will feature music by Kanye’s Sunday Service gospel group, as well as Peter Collins & Infinities Song. Kanye tweeted the art work for the opera event..
Kanye named the opera after Nebuchadnezzar, an Ancient Babylonian King who is mentioned in the Bible’s Book of Daniel.
Last month, Kanye spoke to DJ Zane Lowe about the Babylonian king, just before the release of his latest album, Jesus Is King.
“Nebuchadnezzar was the king… And he looked at his entire kingdom and said, ‘I did this’, and God said, ‘Oh, for real? You did this?’” he said.
“Sounds kind of similar, right? I’m standing on the tip of the mountain talking about Yeezus. Saying, ‘I did this!’ That I’m a God! And I would – I could talk to Jesus at the end of my show. I had a guy dressed up as Jesus, at the end of my show.”
Kanye continues to push the envelope and evolve in his career, diving into new ventures.