Anna Nicole, the opera: She aims to sleaze

Anna Nicole Smith arrives at the Guess? 20th Anniversary Party at the Wilshire Ebell Theater in Los Angeles, in this, May 9, 2002 file photo. (Chris Pizzello)

February 18, 2011 8:23:26 AM PST
Why write an opera about the sordid life and death of Anna Nicole Smith? That question doubtless leaped to the minds of many when they heard the Royal Opera had commissioned such a work.