The production will open in Italy at Milan's famous La Scala opera house on 11 May 2011. It will be written by poet J.D. McClatchy and the score composed by Giorgio Battistelli.
Director Davis Guggenheim's film, which starred former U.S. Vice President Al Gore as narrator, premiered at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival and has since taken the world by storm.
The documentary won Academy Awards for Best Documentary Feature and for Best Original Song at 2007's ceremony.