Anna Nicole Opera Will Premiere in 2011

Libretto is by 'Jerry Springer: The Opera' writer
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 10, 2010 3:35 PM CST
In this Dec. 1, 2004 file photo, Anna Nicole Smith poses for a photo as she arrives for the VH1 'Big in '04' awards in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, file)
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(Newser) – Britain's Royal Opera House will stage the premiere of an opera about Anna Nicole Smith in 2011. The libretto of Anna Nicole is by Richard Thomas, a creator of the controversial Jerry Springer: The Opera. Covent Garden commissioned the opera about the former Playmate in 2008. It will focus on her life, not the legal battles that followed her death, Thomas tells the BBC. Smith died of a prescription drug overdose in 2007.

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