Irish National Opera present Powder Her Face by Thomas Ades recorded in the O’Reilly Theatre in Dublin in March 2018. This Opera NI Co-production stars soprano Mary Plazas as Duchess, Daire Halpin (soprano), Adrian Dwyer (tenor) and Stephen Richardson (baritone). Timothy Redmond conducts the Irish National Opera Orchestra in the tale of a sex-crazed Duchess who is trailed by the perpetual whiff of scandal. Her high-society world of perfume and furs is brought low through a sensational divorce case that delivers the world’s most notoriously explicit aria. Four singers in 16 roles and 15 musicians swarm through the style-shifting musical world of Thomas Adès.
*Please note that this production contains explicit language not suitable for younger listeners*
RTÉ lyric fm, Saturday 12th May, 7pm-10pm