Courtney Love and opera might be one of the most unlikely and strange things to be paired together, but it looks like the Hole frotnwoman will be appearing in an opera.
Love has been cast in an upcoming pop opera titled Kansas City Choir Boy. The show is scheduled to be performed 10 times during New York’s PROTOTYPE: Opera/Theater/Now Festival. The festival will take place from Jan. 8 to the 17.
“I love the concept, and I’m loving the music,” Love said in an interview with The New York Times.
“I’m playing it constantly. I’m looking to do things that are different. I just finished a rock tour of Australia, and it was great, but I’ve been doing that for a long time. I wanted to do something challenging.”
When asked about the opera, composer Todd almond assured the publication that he doesn’t mean old-school operas that we have become accustomed to, but rather a non-traditional popular music infused version.
“When I say opera. I don’t mean it’s in an operatic style,” he begins. “I mean it in a sense that it’s a group of songs that tell a story. I write musicals, I write plays, and I write what I call opera.”
Though there has been no official synopsis of the opera, a look at the website for the festival describes the opera as the following:
“A love song for the computer age and a product of the 24-hour news cycle that feds on the stories of the anonymous ‘missing.'”
Love’s most recent gig was playing the role of teacher Ms. Harrison during the final season of FX’s hit biker drama, Sons of Anarchy.