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An opera with some real warmth

May 30, 2008|From the Associated Press

First it was a film, then a book. The next stop for Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth" is opera.

La Scala officials say the Italian composer Giorgio Battistelli has been commissioned to produce an opera on the international multiformat hit for the 2011 season at the Milan opera house. The composer is currently artistic director of the Arena in Verona.

Gore won the Nobel Peace Prize last year for his efforts to alert the world to the dangers of climate change.

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