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Work: Anna Nicole

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ComposerTurnage, Mark-Anthony (b. 1960)
PeriodContemporary
Work typeOpera / Oratorio
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Anna returns, but do shock tactics dull with repetition?

Royal Opera’s first rival of Anna Nicole opens to an enthusiastic student audience. Eva-Maria Westbroek dazzles, but second time round the work seems even more burned by its clumsy libretto.
***11
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Boob jobs and blowjobs at BAM: Anna Nicole, the opera

During the opening night of Anna Nicole at BAM, I found myself experiencing a case of déjà vu. New York City Opera was electrifying the Howard Gilman Opera House with a work by a living composer featuring the salacious story of a female protagonist whose life was splashed across tabloids, and at one point even featuring an act of fellatio with the disjointed music carrying on in the background.
****1
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Anna Nicole

In case you've somehow missed the hype, Anna Nicole is the Royal Opera's newly commissioned opera about the life of Anna Nicole Smith, a girl from Texas who married an elderly billionnaire, became a model and celebrity sex symbol who received gigantic media exposure, and died of a drug overdose a few months after the death of her son.
*****
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Mit Doppel D zum hohen C: Anna Nicole am Staatstheater Nürnberg

Emily Newton (Anna Nicole) © Ludwig Olah
Emily Newton ist der Star im Zentrum der beeindruckend rasanten Aufführung von Mark-Anthony Turnages Oper Anna Nicole am Staatstheater Nürnberg.
*****
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