America. I have always had a fondness for the opera. Whether I am watching them remake Disney cartoons or comic books into onstage productions. I mean, who hasn't wanted to watch Spider-Man sing about fighting the Green Goblin instead of actually fighting the Green Goblin.
And if you feel the same way that I do, then you'll be just as excited about a new opera coming to London's Royal Opera House.
It's called Anna Nicole Smith the Opera.
For those of you who don't know who Anna Nicole Smith was, let's do a quick recap. She rose to fame as a Playboy Playmate by getting rises out of dirty old men. One in particular, J Howard Marshall was smitten with her. Only a mere 62 years older than Ms Smith, she realized that age was just a number. Like the number of millions that Mr Marshall possessed.
Once Marshall died, a lengthy court battle ensued where Anna Nicole Smith fought for the money she claimed she never married Marshall for. In 2002, she had a reality show on E! that showed her talking to an urn as if it were a real person. Anna later would be found dead of an overdose in Hollywood Fl. The jury is still out as to whether she realised she wasn't in that other Hollywood.
So see America, the makings of the perfect opera. After all according to the composer Mark-Anthony Turnage "She wasn't just this dumb blonde". Turnage is joined by lyricist Richard Thomas. Thomas is most famous for bringing Jerry Springer the Opera to life.
Now I don't know about you, but I don't know how they are going to get away with not having an NC 17 rating. And I'm curious as to who will play her late husbands urn. So, I will see you all Thursday so that we can become more cultured by watching trash.