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Monday, April 07, 2008

The Passion of the Bimbo

Richard Thomas, who composed the music and co-wrote the lyrics and book for Jerry Springer-The Opera, has found the subject for his latest musical project: the late former Playboy Playmate Anna Nicole Smith.

London's Independent reports that Thomas is currently writing the libretto for an opera about the life of Smith, who died last year of a drug overdose. Mark-Anthony Turnage is composing the score for the new work, which will be staged at the Royal Opera House featuring a 90-piece orchestra.

I wouldn't look forward to this if "Springer" weren't so literally Goddamned heretically brilliant.

1 comment:

Barry said...

Mark-Anthony Turnage is a really great composer and created an Oedipus opera set in East End London during the Thatcher Era. It's called "Greek" and based on the Steven Berkoff play of the same name.