`Anna Nicole' opera to premiere next February

**FILE**Anna Nicole Smith poses for photographers after arriving for a movie premiere Feb. 14, 2005, at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. Smith, the former Playboy playmate whose bizarre life careened from marrying an octogenarian billionaire to the untimely death of her son, died Thursday, Feb. 8, 2007, after collapsing at a South Florida hotel, one of her lawyers said. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)

March 10, 2010 8:13:22 AM PST
The world premiere of Mark-Anthony Turnage's "Anna Nicole" will be presented by the Royal Opera next Feb. 17, starring Dutch soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek as the late model and Playboy playmate.