An Inconvenient Truth – The Opera

Flamer of the Opera

La Scala to stage Gore’s ‘Inconvenient Truth’

MILAN, Italy (AP) — First it was the film and the book. Now the next stop for Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth” is opera.

La Scala officials say the Italian composer Giorgio Battistelli has been commissioned to produce an opera on the international multiformat hit for the 2011 season at the Milan opera house. The composer is currently artistic director of the Arena in Verona.

Bring your marshmallows.

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May 29, 2008 4:18 pm

Hot (Climate) Ticket? More like Gore “jumps the shark”. I think The Goracle will regret this – just like the Fonz. Check out my post.

bill-tb
May 29, 2008 4:31 pm

So are they going to correct the lies?

old construction worker
May 29, 2008 7:20 pm

‘Giorgio Battistelli has been commissioned to produce an opera on the international multiformat hit for the 2011 season at the Milan opera house. The composer is currently artistic director of the Arena in Verona.’
Paid for by the Cap and Trade scam.

papertiger
May 29, 2008 8:05 pm

That’s a show screaming for a rewrite, even before it’s written.
I’m thinking something with a Sheik of Arabi feel to it.

Diatribical Idiot
May 29, 2008 8:23 pm

I suppose that since there is no way this can possibly be commercially viable, I’ll see it all the time on Public Television in between their begging for donations.

PoetSam
May 29, 2008 8:34 pm

Come the cold
I will be happy.
With global warmists
I will be snappy.
They will cry
not I.
Their frozen tears
join the sky’s.
Sigh!
Assuming God does not thwart MY predictions. And that it does not get too cold. I guess I would rather be alive than right.

Graham H
May 29, 2008 8:41 pm

Perhaps they know the fat lady’s getting ready to sing the finale in this tragedy of scientific proportions

Michael Ronayne
May 29, 2008 8:55 pm

Skeptics of the world rejoice our hour of deliverance is at hand. La Scala traditionally opens on the fist Sunday in December, so we are looking an opening on December 4, 2011. The Gore Effect is a well documented phenomenon. Over at http://www.solarcycle24.com one of the SWPC predictors now believes that Cycle 24 maximum will not be reached until mid 2013 with a SSN 70±10 and the sun will not reach Solar Minimum until second quarter 2009. The opera season and winter of 2011 to 2012 should be most interesting! That can be the official start of the Gore Minimum. Something Wagnerian with a lot of ice and snow. It puts a new meaning to the old saying goes: it ain’t over ’til fat Al sings.
Mike

David S
May 29, 2008 9:32 pm

Ah jeez! An Italian opera about Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth”!
My mother was Irish and my father was Italian, but at times like this I just say I’m Irish.

bucko36
May 29, 2008 11:03 pm

My we survive this insanity. God Bless America and down with the “Idiot’s”. Hopefully “Intelligance and Science” will prevail in the long run over them! Let’s just hope it is sooner than later.

J.Hansford.
May 29, 2008 11:58 pm

Hey!!!!!! ……… I got this great idea fer a Vaudeville show, based on Gore’s Inconvenient Strewth…..
Righto, Picture this…..
Fifty nubile young things…..
It gets really hot….
And they take their cloths off!!!
OH YEAH BABY …. That’s wat I’m talkin’ about……
…..There could even be a big shiny stainless steel North Pole which they could all swing about on as they try an’ cool ’emselves down……!!!

May 30, 2008 12:41 am

Does “Una verità inopportuna” sound any better? It sounds like comedy in the making rather than a tragedy.
In Italy, a lot of people (including the Prime Minister) think that Al Gore is full of it.

May 30, 2008 3:17 am

I READ YOUR STUFF EVERY DAY ANTHONY.HAVE DONE FOR MONTHS.GREAT STUFF. JUST WANTED TO SUGGEST A KNICKNAME FOR THE INVENTOR OF THE NET AND OTHER FABLES. NOW THAT THE FAMOUS POLYMATH IS ON HIS WAY TO THE MUSICAL PANTHEON,” AL GORDO”.

jph3
May 30, 2008 3:33 am

Sigh. Puccini and the rest of the great composers are all turning over in there graves.

Roger Carr
May 30, 2008 4:57 am

Reading the NYTimes just now, bucko 36, I don’t think they have even heard there is any doubt whatsoever that AGW is real and a’comin’ ‘cross the mountain to git us.
Actually I find the disconnect quite disturbing.

Evan Jones
Editor
May 30, 2008 5:16 am

Great. A monotone opera.

lads
May 30, 2008 5:45 am

By 2011 it will be nice to have an opera on Global Warming. It will remind us of the good old days of warmth, while we go through the descent to the next solar minimum.

Fred Middleton
May 30, 2008 6:00 am

Bucko36 –
Ancient Greek comments might help explain how the CO2-Carbon Credit-AGW has not been challenged by Academia.
The California Penal Code Section 26 states that “Idiots” are one of six types of people who are not capable of committing crimes. So this excuses our democratic legislators from accountability. If Academia does not stand up to Political Correctness of the worlds institutions of learning, this war is lost.
The fulfillment of ‘The Age of Enlightenment” is upon us.

Bruce
May 30, 2008 6:35 am

Most operas end with lots of people dying.
Maybe AGW (at least) could die at the end of of this one.

Chance Metz
May 30, 2008 7:01 am

Good one don;t even know how this could be made into a Opera.

May 30, 2008 7:56 am

Tony, thanks for running with this one!

Bruce Cobb
May 30, 2008 11:36 am

One thing for sure is it will be “… a tale Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, Signifying nothing.”

Dave
May 30, 2008 1:55 pm

Thanks for the chuckle Evan.

Jeff Wood
May 30, 2008 2:51 pm

Mark,
Provoked by your love of full caps, I offer the obvious villain of the plot, Don Alberto.
Now we need a heroine to stab him in the last Act. A pity he then has to sing for five minutes until silenced by death. Pavarotti, sadly, is no longer available.
Warning to anyone who fancies the first night: the arena has no roof and stone seats, and we all know the Gore effect.

Hasse@Norway
May 30, 2008 3:04 pm

A sneak and peak at the lyrics.
THE HORROR, THE HOOOOOORROR.
ICEBERG MELTS AND POLAR BEARS DYYYYYYING…
BUY OFFSETS TODAY, THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW WILL BE TO LAAAAATE
DO THESE TWO GRAPHS EVER LOOK SIMULAAAAR
MY GOOD FREIND LONNIE THOMPSON SAYS ALL ICE WILL MELT….
MYYYYYY DEEEAAAAR FRIENDS AAAAND MEMBERS OF THE NOBEL COMMITEEE THE DEBATE IS OOOOOOVER……

Chance Metz
May 30, 2008 3:44 pm

I would go to see it just to find out how bad it is.

Mike Bryant
May 30, 2008 3:49 pm

Perhaps the opera will be named, “Algoretto”. The most remembered aria will of course be “Il clima e mobile”. (Apologies to Verdi)

May 30, 2008 4:52 pm

Graham H wrote: “Perhaps they know the fat lady’s getting ready to sing the finale in this tragedy of scientific proportions”
The quote of the day!
Jack Koenig, Editor
The Mysterious Climate Project
http://www.climateclinic.com

DavidG
June 1, 2008 1:52 pm

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Chance Metz
June 1, 2008 4:57 pm

Let’s all hope so. that would save the Earth form us really messing it up when there is no reason to fix it in the first place.

Steve Stip
June 3, 2008 1:24 pm

Gore + Orwellian = Gorwellian

June 6, 2008 11:06 am

An Australian Satirical TV Show, The Mansion, has created and excerpt from the Inconvenient Opera: http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=PkkrfrISqwY

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