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'Inconvenient Truth' Opera in the Works

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'Inconvenient Truth' Opera in the Works

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Al Gore has an Oscar, an Emmy and a Nobel prize, but can he hit the high notes? He better start practicing. An opera company in Milan has commissioned a full-length opera based on Gore's film An Inconvenient Truth.

ROBERT SMITH, host:

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Al Gore has an Oscar, an Emmy, and a Nobel Prize, but can he hit the high notes? He better start practicing. An opera company in Milan has commissioned a full-length opera based on Gore's film "An Inconvenient Truth." The movie, after all, was downright Wagnerian - an angry sun god, rising sea levels, one diva with a Power Point. The opera premieres in 2011. The drama won't be over until the polar bear sings.

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