Anna Nicole - Royal Opera House Covent Garden (2014) - Anna Nicole - Royal Opera House Covent Garden (2014)

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  • Production title :Anna Nicole - Royal Opera House Covent Garden (2014)
  • Creation date :2011
  • Work - Composer :Anna Nicole - Mark-Anthony Turnage
  • Opera house :Royal Opera House -- Covent Garden

Description

A small-town waitress decides to become a stripper, weds an octogenarian billionaire and becomes a Playboy model and celebrity. But as her fame grows, so does the exploitative behaviour of those close to her, the intrusiveness of the media and her own dependence on drink and pills. The flamboyant life and tragic death of Anna Nicole Smith inspired Mark-Anthony Turnage’s opera, commissioned by The Royal Opera and first performed in 2011. The razor-sharp libretto is by Richard Thomas, co-creator of Jerry Springer: the Opera.

Richard Jones’s Olivier-nominated production mixes comedy and tragedy, and boldly confronts the nature of modern celebrity culture. The music fuses jazz, blues and music theatre with more traditional operatic language. Highlights include Anna’s wedding scene, in which she declares her intention to live the ‘American Dream’; a rowdy party, complete with jazz trio; an Expressionist interlude showing the decline of Anna’s fortunes; the long, hopeless list of pills sung by Anna's son Daniel; and Anna’s poignant final lament sung over Daniel's dead body.

More information is available on the operahouse's official website.

Schedule

September 11, 2014 19:30:00

September 13, 2014 19:00:00

September 16, 2014 19:30:00

September 18, 2014 19:30:00

September 20, 2014 19:30:00

September 24, 2014 19:30:00

Casting

Richard Jones

Antonio Pappano

Eva-Maria Westbroek

Susan Bickley

Rodney Gilfry

Alan Oke

Allison Cook

Andrew Rees

Peter Hoare

Rebecca de Pont Davies

Grant Doyle

Wynne Evans

Damian Thantrey

Loré Lixenberg

Jeremy White

Jeffrey Lloyd-Roberts

ZhengZhong Zhou

Work's characters list

Director

Conductor

Anna Nicole

Virgie

The Lawyer Stern

Old Man Marshall

Blossom

Doctor

Larry King

Aunt Kay

Billy

Mayor

Deputy Mayor

Shelley

Daddy Hogan

Trucker

Runner

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