'Breaking Bad' mini-opera in the works
Breaking Bad musical? Eh, we’ve seen that before. But a Breaking Bad opera? Now that’s something we didn’t expect.
One World Symphony’s artistic director and conductor Sung Jin Hong has confirmed that he’s working on composing Breaking Bad — Ozymandias, a mini-opera based on both the show itself and the Percy Bysshe Shelley’s sonnet (titled “Ozymandias”). Although specifics are yet to be released, Hong wrote a blog explaining that the mini-opera hopes to “explore the question that the drama obsessively and hauntingly asked: ‘are we all breaking bad?'”
Breaking Bad — Ozymandias will run through One World Symphony’s Addiction program on January 26-27, 2014.
So what suggestions do you all have for Hong, PopWatchers? We’re thinking Saul needs his own dance number, and Badger should sing his latest Star Trek pitch. And obviously, Huell gets a solo about sitting alone in a hotel room with nothing but his thoughts for, like, ever. Or maybe we’re on the wrong track. Bottom line: Would you go see a Breaking Bad mini-opera?
Walter White descends into the criminal underworld.