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.