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Julian Assange’s Life, Works Turned into An Opera

Julian Assange's life and his fight for freedom of information are in the process of being turned in an opera.

Opera Australia is planning to create an opera around the mysterious freedom of information crusader who dumped several GBs of confidential US diplomatic and military data for everyone to see.

Currently, Assange is on the verge of being extradited to Sweden from the UK, where he faces sexual assault charges on two women.

According to The Guardian, Opera Australia has already held a series of workshops regarding the opera, which will be directed by director Lyndon Terracini with the music given by Jonathan Dreyfus.

"He is an incredible character and it is an exciting idea. What they came up with was really terrific. What's great is that it speaks to a younger audience", Terracini told the ABC. The opera is yet to go in full production but it is highly likely that it will be in sometime.

Assange's life has already been captured in a book and will also be made into a movie soon. Assange is also the subjected of a play, called Stainless Steel Rat, which was written by playwright Ron Elisha. The play was shown at the Seymour Centre in Sydney in June 2010.