24 September 2015
omic book hero Tintin is getting a musical makeover.
The fearless reporter and his faithful dog Snowy are starring in an open-air opera in Belgium.
The Castafiore Emerald, a musical adaptation of the 1963 adventure by Belgian author Herge, made its debut yesterday.
Produced by Belgium's Opera For All, the lyrical comedy features characters including Captain Haddock and the Thompson Twins.
The plot features opera diva Bianca Castafiore, during a visit to Marlin-spike Hall - Captain Haddock's country retreat - and the subsequent theft of her jewellery.