Being a duchess doesn't make her a lady. Hailed as "a masterpiece of contemporary music drama" by The New York Times, the opera Powder Her Face has earned infamy in musical theatre history for its half-hummed, half-sung aria depicting the main character’s insatiable appetites.
Its story is ripped from the tabloid headlines of 1963, when Margaret, the “Dirty Duchess” of Argyll, held a nation in her grasp as lurid tales and explicit photos of trysts with Hollywood icons and British gentry became public.
This brash social satire will seduce you with the virtuosic music of Thomas Adès, the composer acclaimed as “one of the most imposing figures in contemporary music” by The New Yorker. Drawing upon everything from big band and swing to Strauss and Schubert, Powder Her Face is comic and tragic, eclectic and electrifying. Learn more.
Order here now or call 215-893-1018. Enter or mention promo code "WRTI" when ordering to receive your discount of 25%. **See details below.
**Special Offer is valid for the final two performances on Friday, June 14 at 8 pm and Sunday matinee, June 16 at 2:30 pm, Perelman Theater at the Kimmel Center.
Performed in English with English supertitles. Powder Her Face features adult situations which are inappropriate for young audiences.
*SAVE 25% on the June 14 & 16 performances of Powder Her Face. Offer not valid on previously purchased tickets. Some restrictions may apply; limit 4 tickets. Offer subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Handling fees may apply. Offer expires June 16, 2013.