The Royal Opera - Anna Nicole Reviews
4 June 2020
Susan Bickley (Virgie), Eva-Maria Westbroek (Anna Nicole)
General scene
Andrew Rees (Doctor Yes), Eva-Maria Westbroek (Anna Nicole)
Peter Hoare (Larry King)
Alan Oke (Old Man Marshall), Eva-Maria Westbroek (Anna Nicole)

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Anna Nicole

The Royal Opera


No. of reviews: 9

Shock opera Anna Nicole at the Royal Opera House is a 'real triumph'
17 Sep 14 / Express
Lacking in real tunes and real drama
16 Sep 14 / Independent
An abject story told indecently well
14 Sep 14 / The Observer
A scabrous tale of sex, money and ambition
13 Sep 14 / The Guardian
Mark Anthony Turnage's opera about Anna Nicole Smith rarely sparks the imagination
13 Sep 14 / Evening Standard
Eva-Maria Westbroek is back, falsies to the fore, in the first Covent Garden revival of Turnage's 2011 opera
13 Sep 14 / What's on Stage
A red carpet outside; the pervasive smell of popcorn within
13 Sep 14 / The Arts Desk
ROH comeback for Anna Nicole, but do shock tactics dull with repetition?
13 Sep 14 / Bachtrack
This dangerous, exhilarating opera hits the bullseye
13 Sep 14 / Telegraph
Opera discounts: do they deliver?
When Anna Nicole opened, an audience of 16-25s paid next to nothing to get in. But will they be back?
What makes a musical leading lady?
Imelda Marcos, Anna Nicole Smith and Eva Perón are all the subjects of musicals or operas this autumn. Mark Lawson considers what makes a life to sing about.
How pop culture inspired me
As Mark-Anthony Turnage’s tragicomic tale of the late Anna Nicole Smith returns to Covent Garden, the composer reveals how pop culture, from celebrity gossip to Beyoncé, inspires his work.
Production details
Cast
Westbroek, Bickley, Gilfry, Oke, Rees, Hoare, Lixenberg, Davies, Broderick, Cook, Doyle, Evans, Zhou, White, O'Connor, Lloyd-Roberts, Thantrey
(c) Pappano (d) Jones
Performance dates
11, 13, 16, 18, 20, 24 September 2014
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