A young Playboy model, an octogenarian billionaire husband, intrusive media fascination and a tragically early death. This is a rollercoaster of a real life for this new opera by composer Mark-Anthony Turnage and librettist Richard Thoms (Jerry Springer: The Opera, Shoes). Anna Nicole charts the story of Anna Nicole Smith, a life that went from the dubious glamour of the sex symbol, through long and vicious legal struggles to a fatal overdose. How Anna Nicole was treated and how she was viewed is as much a reflection of the society that hounded her as of her own feelings and ambitions. Provocative in its themes, exciting in its bravura style and thrilling with its contemporary nerve, this opera aims to make the headlines, just like Anna Nicole herself. Anna Nicole contains references to sex and drug abuse and extreme language.