The legendary La Scala opera house in Milan has commissioned a full-length work to be based on his book, An Inconvenient Truth, and the Oscar-winning documentary of the same title, to be shown in 2011.
The composer, Battistelli, said the opera will be told through characters and not a narrator and will feature a chorus but Gore will be a figure in the story. "It will be about the tragedy of our present situation. It is a great challenge, of course, to write an opera on such an unusual subject. It is certainly not the story of Romeo and Juliet."