The Royal Opera commission from composer Mark-Anthony Turnage, librettist Richard Thomas and director Richard Jones adds Anna Nicole Smith to opera's gallery of tragic women. A pneumatic Playboy model who married an octogenerian billionaire, she flirted with global fame before falling fatally prey to its allure and corruption. With its jazz-coloured score and Eva-Maria Westbroek's starry performance, this tragicomic take on the extremes of celebrity culture is, as the New York Times said, 'an engrossing outrageuous, entertaining and ultimately deeply moving opera.'
Recorded live at the Royal Opera House, 23 & 26 February 2011.
Picture format: NTSC 16:9 anamorphic
Sound format: LPCM 2.0 + DTS 5.1
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Subtitles: English, French, German, Spanish
Running time: ca. 120 mins
No. of DVDs: 1
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