We really wish we were making this up.
But an opera based on the life, and premature death, of Anna Nicole Smith has opened in London. Titled "Anna Nicole," it premiered at the Royal Opera House last night and features Eva-Maria Westbroek in the lead role.
The New York Times actually referred to the performance as "deeply moving," while Mark Swed of The Los Angeles Times called it "a tawdry, if entertaining, opera... it was not until a beguiling orchestral interlude in the second act, and too late, that 'Anna' finally seemed worth taking seriously."
Talk about a surprising critique. The only thing we take seriously out of the sad Anna Nicole Smith drama is how much of a douche Larry Birkhead is.