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Anna Nicole (2011)

An opera based on the life of celebrity and actress Anna Nicole Smith.


Francesca Kemp


Richard Thomas (libretto by)


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Credited cast:
Antonio Pappano Antonio Pappano ... Himself - Conductor
Eva Marie Westbroeke Eva Marie Westbroeke ... Anna Nicole Smith
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Patrick Ryan Anderson Patrick Ryan Anderson ... Young Daniel
Louise Armit Louise Armit ... Meat Rack Quartet
Yvonne Barclay Yvonne Barclay ... Lap Dancer
Kathy Batho Kathy Batho ... Lap Dancer
Susan Bickley Susan Bickley ... Virgie - Her Mother
Leanne Blossom Leanne Blossom ... Dancer
Amy Catt Amy Catt ... Lap Dancer
Allison Cook Allison Cook ... Blossom
Marianne Cotterill Marianne Cotterill ... Meat Rack Quartet
Rebecca de Pont Davies Rebecca de Pont Davies ... Aunt Kay
Grant Doyle Grant Doyle ... Billy - Her first husband
Peter Erskine ... Band: Drummer
Wynne Evans Wynne Evans ... Mayor of Mexia


An opera based on the life of celebrity and actress Anna Nicole Smith.

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Drama | Musical



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Release Date:

25 March 2011 (UK) See more »

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Very interesting
1 November 2011 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

This opera was very new to me, so I watched Anna Nicole having no prior knowledge of it. And at the end I was very impressed as well as interested. The story and dialogue sparkle, there is a lot of wit which made the experience a lot of fun. The lyrics are sly and clever, and the music while not quite what I call outstanding is pleasurable. Costume and set design look great and helped by atmospheric lighting, interesting camera angles and good picture quality. The sound quality is also mostly good, if occasionally muffled. Musically, Anna Nicole also delights, with the orchestra playing nuanced and well-rehearsed and the conducting as ever is efficient. Eva-Marie Westbroek is highly effective as Anna Nicole, she sings powerfully and the role is very movingly characterised. Alen Oke is appropriately sympathetic, while the always reliable Gerald Finley adds Howard Stern to the operatic roles he's excelled at. All in all, interesting experience. 8/10 Bethany Cox

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