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Anna Nicole Dir Richard Jones, Royal Opera House, 17th Feb-4th March

Rape, lust and the flames of hell inspired Mozart’s Don Giovanni; horror and sexual obsession led to a child’s death in Britten’s The Turn of the Screw. It’s hard to think of an opera that doesn’t trade in sex and/or death. The Royal Opera’s Anna Nicole is less controversial and more canonical than it might seem at first glance.

That said, not many operas…

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