The life of Libyan leader Moammar
Gadhafi, will be turned into a musical
by the English National Opera.
Asian Dub Foundation has been selected to create the opera and
rapper JC001 tentatively has the lead role of Gadhafi.
The work will trace
Gadhafi’s rise to power, from outcast to ruler of a country with one of
the world’s largest oil reserves.
chorus will play the role of Gadhafi’s world renowned team of glamorous
The English National
Opera, which is battling a multi-million dollar debt, is attempting to attract
a younger audience.
Last month, they
staged the third act of composer Richard Wagner’s “Die Walkure”
to thousands of rock fans at the Glastonbury music festival.
opera is slated for February of 2006.