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Ades - Powder Her Face / Mary Plazas, Heather Buck, Daniel Norman, Graeme Broadbent, Thomas Ades, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
Ades - Powder Her Face / Mary Plazas Heather Buck Daniel Norman Graeme Broadbent Thomas Ades Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
Actors: David Alden, Philip Hensher, Norman, Broadbent
Genres: Drama, Musicals & Performing Arts
NR     2006     1hr 50min

Thomas Adès wrote the chamber opera Powder Her Face in 1995, at the age of 24, to a joint commission from London's Almeida Opera and the Cheltenham Festival. Its success, together with a string of other compositions, broug...  more »

     
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Actors: David Alden, Philip Hensher, Norman, Broadbent
Genres: Drama, Musicals & Performing Arts
Sub-Genres: Drama, Musicals & Performing Arts
Studio: Kultur Video
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 07/25/2006
Original Release Date: 01/01/1999
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1999
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 1hr 50min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
Edition: Classical
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English
 

Movie Reviews

A "Must-Have" for Contemporary Opera lovers
Composition Tony | Boston, MA USA | 04/05/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The DVD is fantastic and has some great singing. The direction is great, as well... balancing the bizarre with reality. There's also some great interviews with Thomas Ades, the composer as an additional feature."
Annoying staging par excellence
Premingerian | Bronx, NY | 12/15/2008
(2 out of 5 stars)

"This is a wonderful opera. Too bad the DVD release had to be of this hideous production. All the actors are miscast, and the direction is simply astonishingly ghastly. I will continue to listen to the superb recording, without visuals. Also included in the package is a portrait of the composer, much more worthwhile. It is too bad about opera directors...."