Anna Nicole’s Life Gives The Opera Reason To Sing

Anna Nicole Smith will be remembered for many things: her buxom body, obsession with the color pink, whiny baby voice, and, of course, marriage to oil tycoon Howard Marshall. Never did we think Anna Nicole would be associated with opera. The same guy who helped bring “Jerry Springer: The Opera” to the stage, Richard Thomas, has written a new opera about Anna Nicole. Mark-Anthony Turnage composed it and opera director Richard Jones will stage the production. The libretto will end with Anna Nicole’s death, so it won’t focus on all the drama that followed regarding daughter Dannielynn’s custody. [Reuters]