Kanye West Announces New Opera 'Mary'

Set to take place on the last day of Miami’s Art Basel.

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Kanye West has announced a new opera titled Mary. Scheduled to take place at Miami Marine Stadium on Sunday, December 8, the last day of this year’s Art Basel. Once again tapping his Sunday Service choir, Kanye announced the new performance piece via tweet. The artwork included in the tweet features a bible verse from Luke 1:30–31, with a gold bust (presumably of Mary) appearing.

Mary will be directed by frequent collaborator Vanessa Beecroft, who recently directed Nebuchadnezzar last month in Los Angeles. That opera featured a starring role for Sheck Wes, as well as Peter Colins & Infinity’s Song. The Miami Marine Stadium makes for an interesting venue choice — on top of being abandoned for nearly 20 years, it’s equally located on water and was initially used for boat races. This will most likely tie in with Mary’s biblical relation to water, a theme West briefly expelled upon in Jesus Is King.

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