Anna Nicole Smith . . . the opera? Britain’s Royal Opera House is planning to document the life of the tragic model turned actress in a production simply entitled Anna Nicole; it premieres at Covent Garden Feb. 17, 2011, with Dutch soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek in the lead role. Marc-Anthony Turnage will compose the music, and Richard Thomas will script the libretto. Thomas was responsible for bringing another media figure to the stage with Jerry Springer: The Opera. Lady Justice speculates Anna Nicole’s arc will unsurprisingly culminate, like most operas, with the diva perishing under tragic conditions.
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