News

Sir Paul McCartney writing an orchestral score for the New York City Ballet

Pin it

This is year that finally proves the Super Bowl halftime show is for saps! Forget football. Real men write ballet. You heard right — Sir Paul McCartney's latest musical escapade will be a ballet titled "Ocean's Kingdom," to be performed by the New York City Ballet next season.

While this won't be Sir Paul's first attempt at making classical music, it might be his most ambitious. He's responsible for writing the libretto — you're not allowed to call them lyrics in a ballet — and essentially the entire score. 

McCartney revealed in an interview some of the details of the ballet, which seems to revolve around a love story between the daughter of the "ocean king" and the brother of the "earth king." Why not throw in some yellow subs and octopus gardens while you're at it?