In a tragic-comic take on the extremes of celebrity culture, composer Mark Anthony Turnage, librettist Richard Thomas and director Richard Jones add Anna Nicole Smith to opera's gallery of bad, sad girls. A pneumatic Playboy model who married an octogenarian billionaire, she achieved grotesque fame before her destitute, drug-riddled death. With its jazz-coloured score and Eva-Maria Westbroek's starry performance, this is, as the New York Times said: 'an engrossing outrageous, entertaining and, ultimately deeply moving opera'.
Eva-Maria Westbroek, Alan Oke, Gerald Finley, Susan Bickley, Lore Lixenberg
Studio: Opus Arte
Filmed: 2011 - Released: 2011