After making a superb appearance at Joel Osteen’s megachurch earlier today, Multi-award wining rapper Kanye West took to twitter to announce his first ever opera themed ‘Nebuchadnezzar’ with an amazing artwork which showed an engraving of the Babylonian king.
From the art we are able to gather that the opera will be directed by Italian performance artist Vanessa Beecroft and will take place at the Hollywood Bowl on November 24.
Prior to these, the “Jesus Is Lord’ singer first made mention of the titular king on the Zane Lowe interview on Apple Music’s Beats 1.
“[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.”
Invite artwork by Nick Knight pic.twitter.com/U7IBqe1Gxk
— ye (@kanyewest) November 17, 2019