3 Oct 19:30

Thomas Adès: Powder Her Face (1995)

Chamber opera, Op. 14

One of the most frequently performed operatic works by the British composer Thomas Ades, Powder Her Face is considered a modern classic. The subject of the opera is the “Dirty Duchess”, Margaret Campbell, Duchess of Argyll, whose sexual exploits with political undertones were the stuff of scandal and gossip in Britain in 1963 during her divorce proceedings.  

The opera evokes a nostalgic age of elegance, wit, decadence and jazz, and describes the fate of a cruelly exposed aristocrat on a roller coaster ride from stardom to downfall. Slovenian soprano Sabina Cvilak performs the leading role.

Thomas Adès: Powder Her Face (1995)

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15,00 | 18,00 EUR

10,00 EUR * * EUR for younger than 25 and older than 65, as well as pensioners, discounted prices for the lowest seat category

Music Director: Simon Dvoršak
Director: Eva Hribernik
Set design: Jaro Ješe
Costume design: Sandra Dekanić



Cast: Sabina Cvilak, soprano; Neža Vasle, coloratura soprano; Gregor Ravnik, tenor; Graeme Danby, bass

Co-production: Slovenian Chamber Music Theatre, Croatian National Theatre Ivan pl. Zajc in Rijeka and Cankarjev dom



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