Kanye West covers entire body in silver for new opera, 'Mary'

Kanye West. (PHOTO: Getty/Gallo Images)
Kanye West. (PHOTO: Getty/Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Kanye West debuted the new original opera Mary at the Miami Marine Stadium on Sunday, 8 December while covering his body in silver.

The opera, directed by Vanessa Beecroft, follows on the heels of Nebuchadnezzar, Kanye's first opera, which premiered last month at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles.

For the rapper, the opera is a new medium through which to express his commitment to faith and his ever-expanding musical and visual palette according to a statement released to the press.

Mary is an original opera, based on the biblical story of the miraculous events surrounding the birth of Jesus Christ. The Books of Matthew and Luke recount the story of Mary, who was divinely chosen by God to bring forth the Messiah. 

Mary brings together elements from different worlds - including opera, fine art, modern dance, and gospel music - to create a new visual interpretation and innovative performance structure. The stage production is performed by the Sunday Service collective, a ministry formed in January of 2019, in collaboration with Access Opera.

With the Sunday Service Collective working alongside a cast of professional opera singers, Mary represents an innovative interpretation of Kanye's own music, gospel standards, and traditional opera alike.


Buy the tickets here.

Compiled by Alex Isaacs

(Photo: Getty)

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