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Anna Nicole

Eva-Maria Westbroek as Anna Nicole
Eva-Maria Westbroek as Anna Nicole
Anna Nicole: By Mark-Anthony Turnage
BROOKLYN, NEW YORK  •  Howard Gilman Opera House  •  Ongoing

Mark-Anthony Turnage: Anna Nicole
Libretto by Richard Thomas
Directed by Richard Jones
Conducted by Steven Sloane

A young Playboy model, an octogenarian billionaire husband, intrusive media fascination and a tragically early death. This contemporary opera is by the opera composer Mark-Anthony Turnage (Greek and The Silver Tassie) and librettist Richard Thomas (Jerry Springer: the Opera). The story of Anna Nicole Smith is under the direction of Richard Jones and the baton of Antonio Pappano, Music Director of The Royal Opera.

Sex, extreme language and drug abuse are part of the opera – after all, they were ingredients in a life that went from the dubious glamour of the sex symbol, through long and vicious legal struggles to a fatal overdose. How Anna Nicole was treated and how she was viewed is as much a reflection of the society that hounded her as of her own feelings and ambitions .

Set designs: Miriam Buether
Costume designs: Nicky Gillibrand
Co-Lighting Designers: Mimi Jordan Sherin, D M Wood
Choreographer: Aletta Collins


Anna Nicole: Eva-Maria Westbroek
Old Man Marshall: Alan Oke
The Lawyer Stern: Gerald Finley
Virgie: Susan Bickley
Cousin Shelley: Loré Lixenberg
Larry King: Peter Hoare
Aunt Kay: Rebecca de Pont Davies
Older Daniel: Dominic Rowntree
Blossom: Allison Cook
Doctor: Andrew Rees
Billy: Grant Doyle
Mayor: Wynne Evans
Runner: ZhengZhong Zhou
Daddy Hogan: Jeremy White
Gentleman: Dominic Peckham
Trucker: Jeffrey Lloyd-Roberts
Deputy Mayo: Damian Thantrey

Four Lap Dancers
Yvonne Barclay
Amy Catt
Amanda Floyd
Katy Batho

Four Meat Rack Girls
Kiera Lyness
Marianne Cotterill
Louise Armit
Andrea Hazell

Onstage Band
John Parricelli (Guitarist)
John Paul Jones (Bass Guitarist)
Peter Erskine (Drummer)

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Detailed schedule information:
7:30 pm

Contact: Howard Gilman Opera House
30 Lafayette Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
Tel: (1) 718 636 41 00

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