Veteran filmmaker Woody Allen is to direct an opera in California.
Spanish tenor Placido Domingo, general director of the Los Angeles opera, has invited Allen to direct an epic in September 2008.
“I have no idea what I am doing. But incompetence has never prevented me from plunging in with enthusiasm,” Allen says.
Allen will direct Gianni Schicchi, part of Puccini’s Il Trittico opera trio.