English National Opera creates TIGER KING TikTok Opera
Prior to the launch of Tiger King 2, the English National Opera partnered with Netflix to produce “Tiger King 2: The TikTopera”, the world’s first lyrical reimagining of Tiger King, brought to the digital stage by the biggest fans. of the series via their TikTok channels.
With some of TikTok’s biggest stars in the lead roles, Sophia Aurora, Hannah Lowther and recording artist Hellovicco – alongside X-Factor finalists Max and Harvey and comedian BGT Phil Green – each offers a lyrical version of the modern melodrama at the heart of Tiger King.
With music recorded live in London by ENO’s 40-person choir and award-winning orchestra, the newly-written lyrics were set to music by the French composer Georges bizet‘Carmen’, the masterpiece from 1875.
Divided into a five-act rollercoaster structure, each song covers the intricate interconnected stories surrounding a cast of characters involved in the battle between Joe Exotic and Carole Baskin – following the twists, revelations and revelations that made Tiger King l one of the most-watched shows on the planet.
Watch the full production below!
This isn’t the first time that a musical reimagining of the hit Netflix series has been attempted. In 2020, Andrew Lippa created a musical parody of Tiger King and even released songs from it. to listen Kristin chenoweth playing ‘Little Pieces’ as Carole Baskin here. Frankie Grande sings ‘Husband number 2’ here.
Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness is a 2020 American true crime documentary mini-series about the life of zookeeper Joe Exotic. It was released on Netflix on March 20, 2020. The series focuses on the small but deeply interconnected society of big cat conservationists like Carole Baskin, owner of Big Cat Rescue, and collectors like Exotic, whom Baskin accuses of ‘abuse and exploit wild animals. . The series received positive reviews from critics and has become one of the most watched original shows in Netflix history.
The show’s second season premiered on the streaming platform on November 17, 2021.