Just weeks after releasing his first-ever gospel album, Kanye West has now announced his very own opera.
Taking to Twitter last night, Kanye tweeted the flyer for the event, which will take place Nov. 24 at the Hollywood Bowl amphitheater in Los Angeles. “Invite artwork by Nick Knight,” he wrote.
The name of the production is “Nebuchadnezzar,” which is named after an ancient Babylonian King. Nebuchadnezzar ruled from 605 BC to 562 BC, and he is mentioned extensively throughout the Book of Daniel in the bible.
This announcement comes just a month after Kanye spoke about the Babylonian King during a press run for his latest album, “Jesus Is King.”
Speaking with DJ Zane Lowe, Kanye said, “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?’ Sounds kind of familiar, 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,” he said.
Few details have been released about the event thus far. However, it has been announced that Italian Contemporary performance artist Vanessa Beecroft will serve as director of the ensemble, and it will feature music by Kanye’s Sunday Service gospel group.