Kanye Announces Nebuchadnezzar Opera

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Kanye West (Photo by Robert Kamau/GC Images).
Kanye West (Photo by Robert Kamau/GC Images).

Kanye West has introduced his first-ever opera, Nebuchadnezzar. West took to Twitter earlier right this moment to put up paintings of a golden program that includes an engraving of the titular Babylonian king. The opera is directed by Italian efficiency artist Vanessa Beecroft and can happen on the Hollywood Bowl on November 24. The occasion will even function music by Kanye’s Sunday Service performers, Peter Colins, and Infinite Song. Find the Nebuchadnezzar paintings (designed by Nick Knight) beneath.

Last month, earlier than the discharge of his most up-to-date LP Jesus Is King, Kanye joined Zane Lowe for an interview on Apple Music’s Beats 1. During their chat, Kanye talked about Nebuchadnezzar whereas talking of his Yeezus tour. “[God] is saying, Let me take this Nebuchadnezzar-type character—Nebuchadnezzar was the king of Babylon, and he looked at his entire kingdom and said, I did this,” West stated, including, “I stood on the highest of the mountain speaking about Yeezus, saying, ‘I’m a God’—I had a man dressed as Jesus.”

Read “5 Takeaways from Kanye West’s New Album, Jesus Is King” over on the Pitch.