"Anna Nicole" opera
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Opera about Playboy model Anna Nicole Smith premieres in London

The life of a Playboy model who married an elderly billionaire and then died from a drugs overdose is not the usual subject matter for opera - but that is what "Anna Nicole", premiered at the Royal Opera House in London, is all about.

The work is based on real life story of Anna Nicole Smith and is one of the most heavily publicised operas in recent years.

The BBC's Will Gompertz reports.

  • 17 Feb 2011