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Powder Her Face

Friday, Jun 14, 2013 8:00p

by Thomas Adès

This bawdy British romp is based on the real life of Margaret, Duchess of Argyll, whose famously scandalous divorce in the 1960s would have provided weeks' worth of fodder for today's 24-hour news cycle.

As intimate details of her sexual proclivities and lurid tales of trysts with potentially-famous partners became public, sheearned herself the dubious nickname of "The Dirty Duchess."

Contemporary British composer Thomas Adès created a chamber opera with a story both comic and tragic,
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Perelman Theater
260 S. Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215) 790-5800
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