Stewart Copeland is currently in Düsseldorf, Germany, working on the Ben Hur live score in a studio. The score will be recorded with an orchestra in Bratislava. Above picture shows Stewart Copeland and Jeff Seitz working together.
From what we know, it’s enormous and cheesy at the same time, combined with Stewart’s narration. Based on what Dietmar saw (costumes and props, lighting and sound), it should be very entertaining.
Some pictures of the final rehearsal in Düsseldorf can be found at http://www.flickr.com/photos/18838092@N00/.