Metropolitan opera has announced it will stage soap operas and a musical adaptation of the novel The Opera on a limited basis, in the hopes of attracting new audiences to the genre.
The opera will be staged in the same season as the novel, which won the National Book Award for Drama in 2018.
The project will be performed at the Metropolitan Opera’s new exhibition, which opens in 2019, with a planned performance in November 2019.
The show will also include a new musical production, and a film adaptation of Stephen King’s novel The Stand, based on the book.
The new opera will begin previews at the Met in September 2019, before the opera goes on sale at the end of 2019.