The show takes place at The Hollywood Bowl on November 24
Kanye West is staging his first ever opera, Nebuchadnezzar, next weekend.
Taking place at The Hollywood Bowl on November 24, Nebuchadnezzar will be directed by Italian performance artist and frequent collaborator Vanessa Beecroft, and will feature music by Kanye West’s Sunday Service performers alongside Peter Colins & Infinities Song.
West has previously compared himself to Nebuchadnezzar. “(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 said in his recent interview with Zane Lowe. “I stood on the top of the mountain talking about Yeezus, saying, ‘I’m a God’ – I had a guy dressed as Jesus.”
The performance comes after West recently performed his Sunday Service show for prison inmates in Houston over the weekend (which is nice) before visiting televangelist Joel Osteen’s megachurch in the city (less nice).
Meanwhile, Kanye performed for prison inmates as he brought his Sunday Service show to a Houston jail over the weekend.
Check out the Nebuchadnezzar invitation, designed by Nick Knight, above.