14th October 2011
Anna Nicole is a controversial new opera about the young Playboy model Anna Nicole Smith who married a billionaire in his eighties and died tragically young of an accidental drug overdose in 2007.
Composed by Mark-Anthony Turnage (composer of Greek and The Silver Tassie) and with a libretto by Richard Thomas (who wrote Jerry Springer: The Opera), it is an obscene, funny, and ultimately bleak story about a small town girl's search for celebrity.
The opera sold out at its premiere at Covent Garden in February 2011, and is now available on DVD.
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- Magic Moments of Opera
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- Anna Nicole
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- Two new Orfeos
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- Optimising your iPod for operas
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