An Opera Based on Kurt Cobain's Last Days Is in the Works
There's an opera in the works based on the final days of KURT COBAIN, and it'll premiere at the Royal Opera House in London this fall. It's called "Last Days". The production is adapted from Gus Van Sant's 2005 film of the same name, which itself was loosely inspired by Cobain's passing. While the film centered on a young Seattle-based musician named Blake, the storyline is reminiscent of Cobain's death.
The composer, Oliver Leith, says the show, quote, "plunges into the torment that created a modern myth," with the central character "haunted by objects, visitors and memories distracting him from his true purpose: self-destruction."