July 18, 2011 19:31

Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Karen O to premiere opera

The piece is an 'assault on the tragic joys of youth'

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Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman Karen O has followed in the footsteps of Damon Albarn and written an opera.

The work will receive its world premiere at St Ann's Warehouse in Brooklyn, as part of The Creators Project series of events which run from October 13 to 16 in various venues in the DUMBO (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass) district of the New York borough.

A press release for the event describes O's piece as a "psycho-opera" and "an assault on the tragic joys of youth". No title was given, although it was revealed that the director will be novelist, playwright and filmmaker Adam Rapp.

Other events taking place during The Creators Project include Spiritualized mainman Jason Pierce's collaboration with director Jonathan Glazer, Untitled: A Physical Manifestation Of 'Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space', and an installation called Life On Mars Revisited, which sees photographer Mick Rock's classic footage of David Bowie "visually remixed" by director Barney Clay.

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