Netflix and the English National Opera have come together to create a special operatic version of Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness.
With the second season of the hit show coming to the streaming platform later this week, a TikTopera has launched with some huge social media stars leading the way and putting a new twist on Joe Exotic and Carol Baskins’ saga.
This is a real thing that you can actually watch yourself on the Netflix UK YouTube channel, with TikTok stars Sophia Aurora, Hannah Lowther and recording artist Hellovicco appearing alongside X Factor finalists Max and Harvey, and Britain’s Got Talent comedian Phil Green.
The music was recorded live in London by the ENO’s 40-person chorus and their award-winning orchestra, with newly written lyrics set to the music of French composer Georges Bizet’s 1875 masterpiece Carmen.
Stuart Murphy, CEO of the English National Opera, said: ‘Opera is an art form that deals best with epic themes – rival worlds, passionate love, carnal lusts and monstrous betrayal.
‘In many ways, it’s the art form that this story was made for. We are absolutely delighted to work with Netflix on Tiger King The Opera.
‘Tiger King had us all glued to our devices in lockdown as everyone waited to be uncaged. It’s a modern-day mythic drama that was streamed straight into the living rooms of millions of us across the globe.
‘The ENO was set up to do the same – epic stories, brilliantly told, to entertain as many people as possible.
‘We’ve pulled out all the stops with Netflix to bring to life an epic re-imaging of this timeless story for our social media age, and we hope people will love the results.
‘As the curtain rises on the next stage of this enthralling tale, let’s take our seats, sit forward and enjoy the ‘TikTopera’ as it spans the tragedy, the drama, the romance, the revelation at the heart of Tiger King’s incredible story.’
Now available via Netflix UK’s YouTube channel, the ENO YouTube and TikTok simultaneously, viewers can enjoy front row seats from the comfort of their own home and get involved using #tiktopera.
Each of the five tracks, including the Tiger King TikTopera Chorus, will be available today, discoverable via the app.
Tiger King 2 is available on Netflix from November 17.
Credit: Original article published here.