The longest soap opera in British football is the saga of the once-successful Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, who clings to his job despite winning nothing much for years.
Time now for a proper opera.
Highbury Opera Theatre has commissioned artistic director Scott Stroman to compose an opera from Nick Hornby’s Arsenal-fan novel, Fever Pitch. The librettist is Tamsin Collison and the work will premiere in September, just as Wenger or his successor is trotting out a new team at the Emirates.
The opera will last 90 minutes.
Plus injury time.
Who gets to play Wenger? (Bostridge would be brilliant.)
Colin Firth in the movie, Fever Pitch