The British composer Thomas Adès wrote this 2-act chamber opera in 1995, when he was 24 years old. The work created a scandal at the time as its subject matter was the extramarital exploits of the very liberated Duchess of Argyll who, in 1963, shook up the English establishment when a photo of her, naked except for three strands of pearls and in the position of the inverted lotus, made the rounds in the House of Commons. A sinner, therefore, like Violetta in Verdis La Traviata. Adès work shows the influences of jazz cabaret and Stravinsky. After over 200 performances worldwide, Powder Her Face has become a classic.
Takkelloftet, Operaen på Holmen
19 and 22 March, 2016, 1, 3, 9 and 16 April, 2016
195 DKK (standard price)
19 and 22 March, 1 and 3 April at 3 p.m
9 and 16 April at 8 p.m.