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Sex, drugs and silicone: Anna Nicole the opera

One of the most heavily publicised operas in recent years is to receive its world premiere at the Royal Opera House in London.

Anna Nicole tells the life story of Anna Nicole Smith, a Playboy centrefold and reality television star who married an 89-year old oil billionaire and died from a drugs overdose in 2007.

Arts Correspondent Rebecca Jones reports on the controversial commission from the Royal Opera House.

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