‘Breaking Bad’ opera in the works by One World Symphony

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The character of Walter White may soon take on operatic tones if New York’s One World Symphony is successful in its creation of a “Breaking Bad” opera.

It’s officially official: New York’s One World Symphony, billed “New York’s hippest orchestra,” has begun the process to create “Breaking Bad” the opera, tentatively set for a 2014 debut.

According to London’s Independent.com “‘Breaking Bad — Ozymandias’ will be composed by Sung Jin Hong, the artistic director of One World Symphony, … and will draw parallels with Shelley’s famous poem, which was used as the title of a seminal episode in the fifth series.”

The website’s article continues: “Similar to the downfall of Ozymandias, Walt White with all his brilliance and power does not foresee his inevitable destruction and demise of all those that surround him,” says Hong.

As for casting, Hong, according to the website, had this to say: “Imagine if Bryan Cranston is available and interested to play the lead? I would be honoured to compose and work with the inspiring artist. Would he be open to Sprechgesang (speech-singing)?”

Read the full article at here.

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