Powder her face - La Monnaie (2015) - Powder her face - La Monnaie (2015)

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New production
Co-production La Monnaie / De Munt, Teatr Wielki Opera Narodowa (Warszawa)
Co-presentation Les Halles de Schaerbeek

Venue: Halles de Schaerbeek
Due to the renovation of the theatre, most of the season will be played "extra muros".

In the darkroom of fatal desire

‘You could have a blow job aria – begins with words, ends with humming.’ Using the story of a public scandal, the librettist Philip Hensher inspired the 23-year-old British composer Thomas Adès to portray the fall of the libertine and notorious socialite beauty the Duchess of Argyll, remembered in history as the Dirty Duchess. Powder Her Face is inspired by a sex scandal in 1963 that shocked the British upper class. Thomas Adès’ playful score offers a camp version of popular idioms of cabaret, musicals, and tango, while paying homage to Berg and Stravinsky. This is Alejo Pérez’s first time at La Monnaie. He will be joined by the renowned opera and film director Mariusz Treliński in a critique of middle-class moral conventions. ‘Be discrete, be good, be brutal,’ sings this female incarnation of Don Juan.

More information is available on the opera house's official website.

Schedule

September 22, 2015 20:00:00

September 24, 2015 20:00:00

September 25, 2015 20:00:00

September 27, 2015 20:00:00

September 29, 2015 20:00:00

September 30, 2015 20:00:00

October 02, 2015 20:00:00

October 03, 2015 20:00:00

Casting

Mariusz Trelinski

Alejo Perez

Mariusz Trelinski

Allison Cook

Peter Coleman-Wright

Kerstin Avemo

Peter Coleman-Wright

Peter Coleman-Wright

Leonardo Capalbo

Peter Coleman-Wright

Leonardo Capalbo

Leonardo Capalbo

Leonardo Capalbo

Kerstin Avemo

Leonardo Capalbo

Kerstin Avemo

Kerstin Avemo

Kerstin Avemo

Kerstin Avemo

Leonardo Capalbo

Work's characters list

Director

Conductor

Conductor

Duchess

Hotel Manager

Maid

Duke

Laundryman

Lounge Lizard

Other guest

Waiter

Priest

Rubbernecker

Rubbernecker

Delivery boy

Confidante

Waitress

Mistress

Society journalist

Electrician

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