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Your Reaction: Anna Nicole

What did you think of Mark-Anthony Turnage's celebrity-inspired opera?

By Chris Shipman (Head of Brand Engagement and Social Media)

12 September 2014 at 10.47am | 4 Comments

A selection of your shots from the Season-opening student/under-25 performance:

Press reviews:
Telegraph ★★★★★
What's On Stage ★★★★
Arts Desk ★★★
Evening Standard ★★
Guardian ★★

What did you think of Anna Nicole?

Anna Nicole runs until 24 September 2014. Tickets are still available.
The first performance is a student-only production with tickets priced £1–£25. Find out more about ROH Students. ROH Students is generously made possible by the Bunting Family and Simon Robey.

By Chris Shipman (Head of Brand Engagement and Social Media)

12 September 2014 at 10.47am

This article has been categorised Opera and tagged anna nicole, by Richard Jones, Instagram, Production, review, Social Media, twitter, your reaction

This article has 4 comments

  1. raymond wakefield responded on 14 September 2014 at 9:10am Reply

    Saw Anna Nicole on Saturday evening. The opera was superb, but the whole performance was spoilt because from where I was sitting, Amphitheatre E67, for much of the time the surtitles were largely illegible. This was because they were too low down and caught up in the bright stage lighting. They should have been higher as they usually are. This sort of problem should be sorted out at the final rehearsal. Is it ever going to be put right?

  2. Alexa Williamson responded on 17 September 2014 at 10:08pm Reply

    Interesting concept. This seemed more of a musical than an opera. The lady who was the lead deserves a huge round of applause as she hs one of the hardest roles in an opera, for a female, this year. She and the cast were all in good voice. I was worried about her though as she looks in poor health due to her weight and I worry about her dropping dead from a heart attack. Not my favourite show by the ROH. The language was idiotic and was grating after the first two minutes. I think it would be fine as £10 tickets somewhere in the West End like the Duchess Theatre, they have burlesques there and the ROH has put Wind in the Willows there.

  3. Elizabeth Stratford responded on 22 September 2014 at 12:22am Reply

    Alexa-the 'weight' was cleverly achieved by body suits and was not Eva's real size. I was in the stalls but you had to look really closely to see. I thoroughly enjoyed the production even though some of the libretto was a shock. Really hoping ROH do more dedicated student performances.

  4. John Saxon Jones responded on 25 September 2014 at 12:32am Reply

    Sorry guys, but I saw the show last week and loathed it. Nothing worked for me and I felt that it was badly constructed and badly written. A Marmite show maybe.... but it was among the bottom five operas I've seen in 60 years of opera going - along with 1984.... (I loved The Minataur by the way!)

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