New York City Opera presents POWDER HER FACE, onducted by Jonathan Stockhammer, directed by Jay Scheib, sets by Marsha Ginsberg, costumes by Alba Clemente, lighting by Thomas Dunn and projections by Josh Higgason. The production runs February 15-23, 2013. BroadwayWorld has behind the scenes videos below with Allison Cook, along with George Steel and directors Jay Scheib and Sam Buntrock. Check them out below!
Inspired by a sex scandal that rocked Britain in the early 60s, Powder Her Face (1995) is a chamber opera composed by England's Thomas Adès to a libretto by Philip Hensher. The new NYC Opera production marks the work's return to BAM 15 years after its New York premiere at the venue, when it was presented at the BAM Majestic (now Harvey) Theater during the 1998 Next Wave Festival. Playing off the cultural obsession with political scandal and tabloid journalism, the opera's centerpiece is a series of Polaroid photos featuring Margaret Campbell, Duchess of Argyll, dubbed the "Dirty Duchess." Through the prism of Campbell's life story, Powder Her Face explores the intersection of gender, politics, and power. Scheib brings his genre-defying vision, deep integration of new technologies, and daring physicality to this modern opera.
Running Time: 2 hours 15 minutes. Performed in English with supertitles.
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