Powder Her Face

BAM Howard Gilman Opera House , Fort Greene Thursday February 21 2013 19:30
Powder Her Face
Photograph: Paul Foster-Williams
Allison Cook
With memories still fresh of the Met's fall staging of The Tempest, Thomas Adès's moody Shakespearean opus, City Opera opens its season with a new production of Adès's notorious debut opera, inspired by a real-life sex scandal among English nobles in the early 1960s. Staged by Jay Scheib, the production includes nudity and sexual situations, not surprising for a piece that includes opera's most famous blow job—parental discretion is strongly urged.


Venue name: BAM Howard Gilman Opera House
Address: 30 Lafayette Ave
Cross street: between Ashland Pl and St. Felix St
Transport: Subway: B, D, N, Q, R, 2, 3, 4, 5 to Atlantic Ave–Barclays Ctr; G to Fulton St
Price: $25–$250
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