Turnage: Anna Nicole (Pappano)
Recorded live at the ROH on 26/02/2011
Running Time: c.120 mins
Retail Price: £24.99
Release Date: 01/08/2011
Content Type: Movie
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 octogenarian 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 on celebrity culture is, as the New York Times said, 'an engrossing, outrageous, entertaining and ultimately deeply moving opera'.
NTSC 16:9 Anamorphic