Kanye West Brings “Mary” To New York
After premiering his Opera performance, “Nebuchadnezzar,” in Miami, Kanye West took the Opera performance to the David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center in New York City.
Much-like the first performance that took place at Art Basel in Miami, West gave only a few days’ notice before the performance. However, that did very little harm to the attendance as the David Geffen Hall was almost entirely full.
The Opera performance, directed by the artist Vanessa Beecroft was “based on the biblical story of the miraculous events surrounding the birth of Jesus Christ.”
“The Books of Matthew and Luke recount the story of Mary, who was divinely chosen by God to bring forth the Messiah.”
The Opera performance of “Mary” included the Sunday Service Choir singing West’s hits and a host of Christmas classics.
All of which were given the full gospel treatment for the 50-minute rendition of the Nativity story.
During the performance West was seated downstage, under a golden light and aside from the performers.
From his position West recited verses from the Bible and immersed himself in the performance as much as he could albeit without moving from his position.
Unlike West’s first Opera performance, “Nebuchadnezzar,” this time around there was no sliver paint painted on the entire cast and instead of the plain rock design the stage was filled with a large amount of lengthy grain
Notable guests besides the Kardashian family at the performance were Bradley Cooper and Dave Chappelle.