i have just watched the edition of bbc's imagine that follows the making of damon albarn and jamie hewlett's new opera monkey: journey to the west.
its incredible and damon albarn is a bone a fide genius.
it also features a lovely section that shows them using three of the rarest instruments in the world and then making their own out of horns and an arcade machine just for good measure.
can't say i've ever actually wanted to see an opera before.
some video is available here