The story of Kurt Cobain is becoming an opera. Or, rather, a story inspired by Kurt Cobain.
The London Royal Opera House has announced an adaptation of the 2005 Gus Van Sant film Last Days, which was loosely based on the death of the Nirvana icon.
Like the movie, the Last Days stage production follows a musician named Blake who has “recently escaped rehab to return home.”
“He is haunted by objects, visitors and memories distracting him from his true purpose — self-destruction,” the ROH’s description reads, adding “this new opera plunges into the torment that created a modern myth.”
Last Days is set to run at London’s Linbury Theatre October 7-11.
By the way, an opera isn’t the only thing Last Days has inspired recently. The Batman writer/director Matt Reeves cited the film in an interview with Empire while describing his Cobain-esque interpretation of the Caped Crusader.
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