Now Canada is jumping on the bandwagon. The Canadian Opera Company has set up a hip hopera that focuses on the challenges facing an interracial couple in some nondescript Canadian city.
It was put on as part of the free concert series, but if a storied company like the COC is willing to take on a project like this, maybe it shows something.
Here’s their argument
“While hip hop and opera may sound like an odd combination, they actually have a lot of similarities. Hip hop is frequently criticized for discussing violent themes, but opera, which is often seen as more acceptable, also explores similar dramatic issues, like life, death, and love.”
Thanks to our friends over at Vibes and Stuff, we’ve got hold of some video of the performance.