Composer Mark-Anthony Turnage, librettist Richard Thomas, and
director Richard Jones discuss their new opera inspired by the life
of actress, model, and tabloid star Anna Nicole Smith.
The flamboyant life of Anna Nicole Smith is the subject of this
salacious opera by composer Mark-Anthony Turnage and librettist
Richard Thomas (Jerry Springer: The Opera), making its US
This unique workshop for opera and musical writers is led by
Anna Nicole librettist Richard Thomas. Participants share
their own songs, scenes, and story ideas while learning tricks of
Theater critic Hilton Als and philosopher Alexander Nehamas join
Simon Critchley to explore the notion of beauty as defined in the
bold new opera Anna Nicole.
The 2013 Next Wave Festival showcases the very best in
contemporary performance, plus artist talks, storytelling, visual
art, and film.