ANNA NICOLE SMITH SHOCKER

Published on: March 10, 2010
ANNA NICOLE SMITH SHOCKER

Life after death for the buxom beauty as . . . 

ANNA NICOLE, the  world premiere opera by Mark-Anthony Turnage will be offered by the Royal Opera in London next Feb. 17.

Dutch soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek toplines as the late model and Playboy playmate.

In a released statement, The Royal Opera reveals impresario Turnage is also the composer of the West End London hit Jerry Springer: The Opera. The Anna Nicole libretto was written by Richard Thomas.

As The ENQUIRER reported, the peroxided dynamo died tragically of an accidental drug overdose in 2007 at 39.

Ann had been Playboy's Playmate of the Year in 1993.  A year later, she married 89-year-old millionaire J. Howard Marshall II.

After his death in 1995, she fought a legal battle with Marshall's heir over his estimated $500 million fortune.

Anna passed shortly after her son OD-ed, forcing a custody battle over the fate of her daughter Danielynn.