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Anna Nicole Smith opera to make U.S. debut in New York
Anna Nicole Smith opera to make U.S. debut in New York

Composer Mark-Anthony Turnage's biographical opera of the late Anna Nicole Smith will jiggle its way to the U.S. in September in a production from the New York City Opera. The piece will be staged at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, which is co-producing.  "Anna Nicole" had its world premiere in 2011 at the Royal Opera House in London. The opera, with a libretto by Richard Thomas, follows Smith's rise to fame and her marriage at the age of 26 to the then-89-year-old oil magnate J. Howard Marshall.  In the London production, Smith was played by Dutch soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek. The New York production will star Sarah Joy Miller in the title role....

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