Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Karen O: ‘I would love to bring ‘Stop The Virgens’ opera to Britain’

Frontwoman says she'd 'love nothing more' than to bring the show to Britain

Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman Karen O has declared that she wants to bring her opera ‘Stop The Virgens’ to Britain.

The production, which O has previously described as a “psycho opera”, premiered on October 12 at the St Ann‘s Warehouse in Brooklyn as part of The Creators Project and closed on October 22.

However, in an interview with The Independent, the singer claimed she would love the opportunity to stage the show in the UK.

She said:

I would love nothing more than to bring this [the opera] to Britain. I’m dying to bring it to Britain. ‘Stop The Virgens’ is weak at the knees at the prospect of a British audience.

O also claimed that there were similarities between the opera and her musical output with her band, adding: “It is similar to the Yeah Yeah Yeahs in respect of the music being at the centre of it all. But as a production, this is the most ambitious I’ve ever got. There were just under 100 people working on this.”

The singer recently recorded a duet with cult film director David Lynch. She lent her vocals to the track ‘Pinky’s Dream’ for his debut album ‘Crazy Clown Time’, which was released earlier this month on November 7.