The day you knew would someday come is nearly upon us - the opera based on Anna Nicole Smith's life is set to premiere at London's Royal Opera House on Thursday. From her pre-Playboy days to her early and tragic death, the opera chronicles the life of this unstable sex symbol whose melodrama is all too fit for the stage.
Whether your first encounter with Anna Nicole was her iconic ads for Guess Jeans, her highly publicized second marriage to a wealthy octogenarian 62-years her senior, or her work as a spokesman for TrimSpa, she was a household name before she died in 2007. Exploring all sides of her tumultuous life, the opera will also touch on the controversial and hounding media attention she got at every turn and its effect on her life.
Composer Mark-Anthony Turnage and librettist Richard Thomas were pegged perfectly to compose and write this opera, having worked on Greek and The Silver Tassie and Jerry Springer: the Opera, respectively. Dutch soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek will play the troubled starlet with Alan Oke playing "Old Man Marshall."
Watch the opera's trailer here - if (or when) it comes to the states, will you see it?