Now here's something a bit stupid, if you ask me. This "Oscar" and"Nobel" winner is now having his book and movie - based on a series of lies - turned into an opera. The lies of "An Inconvenient Truth" have already been turned into gospel and law thanks to a series of "save the planet" laws around the world, including the 2007 Pelosi Energy Act that makes many of the book's recommendations into federal laws that make no sense (imagine where the only cars we can drive are 40 MPG Smart cars that seat two). Now an opera - it's just as talentless as Jerry Springer: The Opera. Go figure.
Here comes the boos. An opera based on Gore's lies should be booed just like bad talent at La Scala itself.
MILAN, Italy (AP) - First it was the film and the book. Now the next stop for Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth" is opera. La Scala officials say the Italian composer Giorgio Battistelli has been commissioned to produce an opera on the international multiformat hit for the 2011 season at the Milan opera house. The composer is currently artistic director of the Arena in Verona. La Scala also announced Thursday that Daniele Gatti will conduct next season's gala premiere of Verdi's "Don Carlo" on Dec. 7.