Following Kanye West’s appearance at Joel Osteen’s megachurch earlier today, Ye has now announced his first-ever opera, Nebuchadnezzar. Taking to Twitter earlier this afternoon, Ye posted the Nick Knight-designed artwork for the program featuring an engraving of the Babylonian king.
Based on the artwork, the opera is set to be directed by Italian performance artist and frequent Kanye collaborator Vanessa Beecroft and will take place at the Hollywood Bowl on November 24. The event will also feature Kanye’s Sunday Service performers, as well as Peter Colins & Infinities Song.
During the Zane Lowe interview on Apple Music’s Beats 1 prior to the release of Jesus Is King, Kanye mentioned the titular king while speaking about 2013 and 2014’s 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’…I stood on the top of the mountain talking about Yeezus, saying ‘I’m a God’—I had a guy dress as Jesus.”
Tickets are slated to go on sale for the Nebuchadnezzar opera on Monday, November 18. You can see the Nick Knight-designed artwork for the event below.
Invite artwork by Nick Knight pic.twitter.com/U7IBqe1Gxk
— ye (@kanyewest) November 17, 2019
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