Global Warming, the Opera

La Scala plans operatic version of Al Gore's climate change documentary
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted May 30, 2008 4:45 AM CDT
The leaders of Austria, Qatar, Germany, and Greece stand with the mayor of Milan at La Scala as the Italian national anthem is played.   (AP Photo/Marco Brescia, Teatro alla Scala, ho)
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(Newser) – It started out as a slide show, became an Oscar-winning documentary and best-selling book, and now Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth is about to become a full-length opera, reports the AP. Milan's La Scala opera house has commissioned Italian composer  Giorgio Battistelli to set Gore's stark warning on global warming to music, for the 2011 season.