Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|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
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 »
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...."