Anna Nicole, the opera
At 2 pm today (Thursday) on WNYC's Soundcheck, I discuss tonight's premiere of "Anna Nicole," the opera, with John Schaefer.
Read all about it tomorrow.
Edited to add: I was really rooting for this one. Alas, it wasn't very good.
Royal Opera House's "Anna Nicole" fails to transform biopic into art, by Anne Midgette.
Other views (on the whole, more positive than not):
In the New York Times, Anthony Tommasini liked it a lot.
Jessica Duchen in the Independent was also very positive. (And gets points for speed.)
Rupert Christiansen in The Telegraph thinks it's going to be a hit.
Blogger/critic/provocateur Norman Lebrecht enjoyed the evening a lot more than I did, but his final conclusion accords with mine.
Andrew Clements of The Guardian saw the same show I did.
So did Mike Silverman of the Associated Press.
Edited to add:
Mark Swed weighs in in the Los Angeles Times.
The Financial Times's Andrew Clark really hated it.
And TMZ reports that Anna Nicole Smith's estate is considering legal action. This can only help sales at the box office.
| February 17, 2011; 1:12 PM ET
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