Breaking Bad, the Opera

The characters of Breaking Bad will live on in music. Composer Sung Jin Hong, aritistic director of the One World Symphony, will write a mini-opera inspired by both the "Ozymandias" episode of the AMC TV series and the Percy Bysshe Shelley sonnet it was named for. Breaking Bad - Ozymandias will premiere January 26-27, 2014, presented by One World Symphony in New York.

Cancer became an allegory for evil for the protagonist in Breaking Bad. When Walt White was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer, we the audience emotionally supported him and forgave some of his actions, as they may have appeared to be justified. When the cancer went into remission, an intangible cancer was growing — his hubris and lust for power. Our sympathy began to slip as he transformed into the destructive Heisenberg. At this very moment, the details of Breaking Bad — Ozymandias (2014) may not be confirmed, but I hope to explore the question that the drama obsessively and hauntingly asked: "are we all breaking bad?"

Hong is taking suggestions for the content of the opera. He'll get some really imaginative ideas from internet users!  -via Geekosystem

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