Jerry Springer The Opera

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Anna Nicole Opera Will Premiere in 2011

Libretto is by 'Jerry Springer: The Opera' writer

(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... More »

Anna Nicole Opera Bound for London

Work based on tabloid queen's life will play Covent Garden

(Newser) - Playboy playmate, reality TV wreck, tragic heroine? London's famed Covent Garden has commissioned an opera based on the tumultuous life of Anna Nicole Smith, Reuters reports. The librettist best known for creating the hit musical Jerry Springer: The Opera is penning what he called an "incredible story" and planning... More »

Springer Opera Dodges Blasphemy Bullet

Christian group can't sue BBC director: court

(Newser) - A British court has ruled that the BBC can't be prosecuted for blasphemy for airing Jerry Springer—The Opera, which features scenes set in Hell with Jesus and Satan. The High Court ruled that not only is the opera not blasphemous—because it satirizes a TV show rather than attacking... More »

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