Posts tagged "opera"

It’s Not Over Until The Opera Singer Farts

Nashville Opera Company mezzo-soprano Amy Herbst will not be hitting high notes anytime soon. The singer claims that a botched routine episiotomy during childbirth left her unable to perform without farting and well, sometimes pooping herself.  

By: Ami Angelowicz / January 28, 2014

Uh, There’s An Anna Nicole Smith Opera

Described as a cross between "comedy" and "heart-wrenching horror," a new opera, "Anna Nicole," opened in London last night. It's about Anna Nicole Smith exploring her choices as a single mother until she runs out of options. With lyrics like "I want to blow you all" and "It's the sound of a Jimmy Choo shoe…

By: Ami Angelowicz / February 19, 2011

Get Your Tickets To “Anna Nicole Smith: The Opera” Now, People

Anna Nicole Smith died ignobly, but perhaps an opera at the Royal Opera House in London will redeem her. Nah, probably not. "Anna Nicole," which is not so much an ode to the woman born Vickie Lynn Hogan but a musical rendering of her tragic life, will play February 17 to March 4. The buxom…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 3, 2011

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,…

By: Annika Harris / March 10, 2010

Where Opera Meets Contraception

The Contraception Opera, "starring sperm and egg," combines two of my favorite things -- sex education and interpretive dance! Genius. [via BuzzFeed]…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 24, 2009

The World’s First (And Hopefully Last) Twitter Opera

First came tweets from space. Then there were tweets from the grave. Most recently, tweets came from the maternity ward. Now, London's Royal Opera House, one of the most prestigious opera companies in the world, is producing a Twitter opera that will debut next month. Every line in the show will be a tweet of…

By: Nikki Dowling / August 13, 2009

Timberbrit: The Opera About Britney Spears

Britney Spears has turned her life around for the better in the last year. But that doesn't mean people have forgotten the train wreck she once was. And some even expect her to go off the deep end again. Composer Jacob Cooper has created "Timberbrit," (get it Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears?) a contemporary opera…

By: Annika Harris / August 7, 2009