- Production title :Powder her face - La Monnaie (2015)
- Creation date :2015
- Work - Composer :Powder Her Face - Thomas Adès
- Opera house :Théâtre Royal de La Monnaie - De Munt.
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.
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