Kanye West To Stage His Own Opera Called ‘Nebuchadnezzar’


Kanye West has been known to roll out his music in various ways, like in 2013 when he introduced his sixth studio album “Yeezus” and debut its first single with visuals on the side of 66 buildings around the globe.

And this week, about a month after he dropped his new LP “Jesus is King,” he announced his very own opera called “Nebuchadnezzar” that will take place at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles on Nov. 24.

West tweeted about the event on Sunday and showed a photo of a gold program that read “A Kanye West Opera” on top.

Music from his “Sunday Service” events will be performed, as well as songs from Peter Collins and the band Infinity’s Song.

Nebuchadnezzar, who’s mentioned more than 90 times in the Bible, was the king of Babylon for 43 years from 605 B.C. to 562 B.C. He’s also referred to as Babylon’s most powerful king.

During his life, he went from forcing his people to worship a gold image instead of God to believing in God, as depicted in the Old Testament, which West said he fully relates to.

Kanye West is putting on his own opera at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. (Photo: RB/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images via Getty Images)

“Nebuchadnezzar was the king … And he looked at his entire kingdom and said, ‘I did this,’ and God said, ‘Oh, for real? You did this?’ Sounds kind of similar, right?” he told Beats 1’s Zane Lowe in October.

“I’m standing on the tip of the mountain talking about Yeezus saying ‘I did this.’ That ‘I’m a God,'” West continued. “And I would, I could talk to Jesus at the end of my show. I had a guy dressed up as Jesus at the end of my show … Nebuchadnezzar was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and he was still king.”

West opened up about having bipolar disorder in May of this year on David Letterman’s Netflix show “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction” and said it’s like having a “sprained brain.”

Tickets are already on sale for the opera, which go for $120 each, according to one site.

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