Anna Nicole Smith: The Opera

Category : Blog Archive Feb 13th, 2009

The co-creator of Jerry Springer the Opera is at it again:

Padmore [Covent Garden’s director of opera] … compared the story to the plot of Donizetti’s classic, Lucia di Lammermoor, a tale loosely based on the life of a real 17th century Scot, Janet Dalrymple. In the opera, Lucia is forced to abandon her lover and enter into a politically expedient marriage – but she murders her husband and her lover takes his life. “We have Lucia di Lammermoor,” said Padmore, “so why not Anna Nicole Smith? She also led a diva-like life.”