Caroline Polachek writes Aria for Kurt Cobain Opera

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Caroline Polachek released the aria she wrote for Kurt Cobain, featured in Oliver Leith’s opera Last daysan adaptation of Gus Van Sant’s 2005 film of the same name centered on the final days before the death of the leader of Nirvana.

Titled “Non Voglio Mai Vedere Il Sole Tramontare” (Italian for “I never want to see the sun go down”), the tune was produced by British composer Danny L Harle for Last days, which takes place at the Royal Opera House in London until October 11.

Leith’s Last days The opera is based on Gus Van Sant’s film inspired by the five days between Cobain’s release from rehab in Los Angeles and his suicide on April 5, 1994 at his home in Seattle.

After his third album, Tightnessin 2019, Polachek recently released the singles “Bunny Is a Rider” in 2021 and “Billions” in 2022. In 2020, Polacheck covered The Corrs’ 2000 hit “Breathless” before a remix by Pang, and collaborated with Charli XCX for “New Forms.”

Polachek recently covered Nancy Sinatra’s “Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)” for the Jack Antonoff-produced film. Minions sequel soundtrack. Her new single “Sunset” is set to be released on October 17.

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