Newly born-again Christian Kanye West brought his opera production “Mary” to Marine Stadium in Miami to share the message of the nativity.
West debuted the opera Sunday afternoon while artists from across the country gathered for the final day of Art Basel. The emcee and his production team, featuring personality Fonzworth Bently, gathered at the Miami Marine Stadium, which has closed for 27 years, adorned in silver face paint and metallic clothes.
“Mary” is West’s follow-up to last month’s production of “Nebuchadnezzar” held at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, California.
The rapper first announced “Mary” on Twitter last week, calling the event “A Kanye West Opera.” Directed by artist Vanessa Beecroft, the opera featured West’s popular Sunday Service choir.
According to Vanity Fair, tickets for the opera were listed at $200 each and sold out in a day.
“A female opera singer’s voice filled the air, and then West’s voice took over. Over 300 prophecies in the Scripture described the coming of the Savior,” West read, according to the Vanity Fair report. “Jesus Christ fulfilled them all. One prophecy in particular declared the sign of His coming to be marked by a voice, a voice that would prepare the hearts of the people of Israel for the Messiah.”
“Mary” was made up of 12 scenes highlighting the birth of Jesus told through the eyes of West and Beecroft.
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Jeannie Law