CO2 (opera)

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Opera by Giorgio Battistelli
Librettist Robert Carsen
Language English
Based on An Inconvenient Truth
Premiere 16 May 2015 (2015-05-16)
La Scala

CO2 is an Italian opera by Giorgio Battistelli which premiered at La Scala on May 16, 2015.[1][2] It is based on Al Gore's documentary An Inconvenient Truth,[3][4] and Gore was initially a character in the opera.[1] The libretto, primarily in English but containing passages in other languages, was written by Robert Carsen, who directed the production, and Ian Burton.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "When opera takes on the big issues". Financial Times. Retrieved 17 May 2015. 
  2. ^ "WQXR - New York's Classical Music Radio Station". Retrieved 17 May 2015. 
  3. ^ Dammann, Guy, "How do you write an opera? Aldebergh has the answer", The Guardian (November 6, 2009)
  4. ^ Druckenbrod, Andrew (June 03, 2008). "An inconvenient opera? Gore goes operatic." Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.