If great operas need tragedy, then look no further than Anna Nicole Smith.
And if you’re looking for the Anna NicoleÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â opera look no further thanthe Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London.
Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â “Anna Nicole”Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â which opens next week, even comes withÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â an adult-content warning on the posters.
SaysÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â Elaine Padmore, the director of opera at Covent Garden via the New York Times:
“Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â ‘Anna Nicole’ is a parable,” Ms. Padmore continued, “a bad fairy tale about a character so larger than life she becomes surreal. It’s also very funny, although I don’t think it laughs at her. It’s not cruel.”
The former Guess Model, Playboy centerfold,Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â wifeÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â (and later widow) of aÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â gazillionaire 62 years her senior became a reality show star, then weight loss pill spokeswoman before dying of an accidental drug overdose in 2007.