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Anna Nicole Smith: The Opera

No joke. The Royal Opera House in London has premiered Anna Nicole, an opera based on the life of the late American sex symbol.

Anna Nicole Smith: The Opera

No joke. The Royal Opera House in London has premiered Anna Nicole, an opera based on the life of the late American sex symbol.

The Guardian has an interesting sampling of opinions - divided down the middle, I'd say. Photos from the New York Times here.

The Times, by the way, gives it a rave:

"...It proved a weirdly inspired work, an engrossing, outrageous, entertaining and, ultimately, deeply moving new opera. This was an improbable triumph for Covent Garden."

More here.

Peter Dobrin Inquirer Classical Music Critic
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Peter Dobrin is a classical music critic and culture writer for The Inquirer. Since 1989, he has written music reviews, features, news and commentary for the paper, covering such topics as the Philadelphia Museum of Art at the Venice Biennale, expansion of the Curtis Institute of Music, the Philadelphia Orchestra's bankruptcy declaration in 2011, Philadelphia's evolving performing arts center and the general health of arts and culture.

Dobrin was a French horn player. He earned an undergraduate degree in performance from the University of Miami, and received a master's degree in music criticism from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, where he studied with Elliott Galkin. He has no time to practice today.

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