Sometimes things happen in your back yard, and you need somebody on the other side of the globe to bring your attention to it.
A couple of years ago, Belgian composer Walter Hus has created an opera based on Chris Ware’s graphic novel Lint. It will be performed two more times by the Spectra Ensemble with Angélique Wilkie on November 21 and 28 in Turnhout and Brussels respectively.
For more background information, see this interview with Hus by Greice Schneider on Comics Forum. The below clip gives an impression of the music.