Music by Mark-Anthony Turnage, Libretto by Richard Thomas
Opera in two acts
Sung in English, with German surtitles.
Anna Nicole: sex symbol, party girl, male fantasy object, bosom miracle, billionaire wife and tablet junkie. With a life full of contradictions, her biography could easily have provided ample material for a daytime soap. Mark-Anthony Turnage and librettist Richard Thomas grabbed the opportunity and turned the material into a real soap opera: a fast-paced revue, filled with witty language and musical humour, spiced with a few razor-sharp dissonances, exciting instrumentation and rocky drum rhythms. "Anna Nicole" is a fast-paced piece that effortlessly strikes a balance between belting musical hit and operatic coloratura. Bernd Mottl, known for productions such as "Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg" and "Manon", returns to Wiesbaden to stage "Anna Nicole" as an opera show. Betsy Horne takes on the challenging lead role, while Albert Horne conducts the Hessian State Orchestra.