Teatro alla Scala introduced earlier today to the public in a press event the first glimpse into the Al Gore opera that will appear in 2011 at the Milanese opera house: William Friedkin, film (French Connection, The Exorcist) and (sometime) opera director (Salome, Wozzeck), will stage the “An Inconvenient Truth” opera @ La Scala from Al Gore's bestselling book and Oscar-winning film. Music by Giorgio Battistelli, libretto by J.D. McClatchy, who already wrote the libretto for Lorin Maazel's 1984.
[insert Exorcist joke here ]
PS The sets will be created by Cirque du Soleil's Mark Fisher.