The Anna Nicole story… an opera?

Posted: February 16, 2011 by wordoflegs in Uncategorized

The opera was once a place where the sophisticated could go to enjoy themselves. It used to have works such as Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and Hamlet, or other timeless classics like the Phantom of the Opera, The Comedy of Errors, and The Nutcracker–and no that is not a euphemism to my posting. However, the opera seems to be lagging when it comes to standards as it is reported that Ana Nicole Smith’s life story will become an opera, which is  called “Ana Nicole.”  Now the world can see the “rags-to-riches” story of Smith, as it chronicles her high school drop-out days, marrying a 16 year-old at the age of 17, and working her way from Wal-Mart to Red Lobster, to eventually the bright lights of the stripper stage, and–because it wouldn’t be a rags-to-riches story without the riches–the marrying of her second husband, the oil tycoon J. Howard Marshall. The life of this D-Delightful individual is all chronicled in this play, which is set to take place on Thursday at Britain’s Royal House Opera. The play has everything an opera enthusiast  could want; plastic, wealth and power, strippers, and prescription medication! The opera is said to be

provocative in its themes, exciting in its bravura style and thrilling with its sheer contemporary nerve

Richard Thomas, the man who is credited with writing the lyrics for the opera, had to say this about the new opera:

If we live our lives on a scale of one to 10 then most of us, most of the time, experience something between three and seven. Anna was one and 10s from beginning to end.

Yes, hopefully this opera will expose the faults in how we live our lives. Hopefully, this opera will help the world recognize how to live our lives to the 10, and not a boring three or seven that we are accustomed to living. Because if your life is not ended by an “accidental” drug overdose…your just not living.


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