Swedish musical darlings, The Knife, are in the process of writing an opera for Danish Hotel Pro Forma which will premiere in Copenhagen in September 2009. From their WEBSITE:
In November 2009, it is precisely 150 years since Charles Darwin published The Origin of Species, a work that describes the biological and geological world, as it has come into existence and continues to do so every single day. Our view of the world has been changed for ever as a result of the theory of evolution. Tomorrow, in a year uses Darwin’s way of observing and describing the world. Change as a process and the interrelationship of all things is the basic material of the performance.
It seems to be the logical evolution for them…