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Opera: Thomas Ades’s Powder Her Face

from 02/04/2014 to 19/04/2014

Event: ENO: Powder Her Face

Location: Ambika P3, NW1

Based on the real-life 1960s sex scandal and divorce of the Duchess of Argyll, Powder Her Face is a modern chamber opera by Thomas Adés, with British soprano Amanda Roocroft in the lead role.

The new production, being performed in a large modern gallery space in Marylebone, is part of the English National Opera 2013/14 programme.

The score includes tango and cabaret influences and is known for its provocative sex scenes. The production by theatre director and opera newcomer Joe Hill-Gibbins is part of an ENO programme inviting guest directors that has included the late Anthony Minghella’s Madame Butterfly and Terry Gilliam’s production of the Berlioz opera Benvenuto Cellini (5-27 Jun).

The English National Opera production, Powder Her Face, is on at the art gallery Ambika P3 in Marylebone from 2 to 19 April.