Powder her face
Alternative Stage
Powder her face
Opera - Thomas Adès
October - November 2019
Δημιουργική Ομάδα

Philip Hensher

Nicolas Vassiliou

Alexandros Efklidis

Sets, costumes
Yannis Katranitsas

Lighting designer
Melina Mascha

Fotis Diamantopoulos

Πρωταγωνιστές Παράστασης

Cast: Justine Viani, Chryssa Maliamani, Christos Kechris, Yanni Yannissis

With Ergon Ensemble


Ticket prices: €15, €20 
Students: €10

Alternative Stage

Powder her face

Thomas Adès

Available Dates

  • 25, 27, 31 Oct 2019
  • 02, 07, 09 Nov 2019

Greek premiere 

Greek National Opera Alternative Stage 
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center 

Starts at: 20.30 (Sunday: 19.00|   

The masterly scandal-based opera Powder her face (1995) of the British music scene’s enfant terrible and Grammy and Laurence Olivier award-winner, Thomas Adès, will receive its Greek premiere at the GNO Alternative Stage.
The work is based on the scandalous life of Margaret Campbell, Duchess of Argyll, who in 1963 shocked the English audience with her sexual excesses. The Duchess’ true and bold story, her love affairs, passions, divorces and tragic death are wonderfully portrayed through the enrapturing music of charismatic composer Thomas Adès –considered by many as Benjamin Britten’s successor– and Philip Hensher’s libretto with its peculiar language and provocative love scenes.
In his music, Thomas Adès elaborately combines various influences from Igor Stravinsky, Alban Berg and Benjamin Britten to Kurt Weil’s cabarets and Astor Piazzola’s tangos, creating an opera already considered a modern classic and performed in the world’s leading opera houses.