The Resource Powder her face, composer, Thomas Adès ; libretto, Philip Hensher ; directed for stage by David Alden ; directed by Margaret Williams

Powder her face, composer, Thomas Adès ; libretto, Philip Hensher ; directed for stage by David Alden ; directed by Margaret Williams

Label
Powder her face
Title
Powder her face
Statement of responsibility
composer, Thomas Adès ; libretto, Philip Hensher ; directed for stage by David Alden ; directed by Margaret Williams
Contributor
Composer
Conductor
Costume designer
Designer
Film director
Film producer
Instrumentalist
Librettist
Publisher
Singer
Stage director
Television director
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Chamber opera written by Thomas Adès in 1995 to a joint commission from London's Almeida Opera and the Cheltenham Festival. Based on the life of Margaret, Duchess of Argyll
Member of
Cataloging source
CIN
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Thomas Adès, music for the 21st century
Credits note
Set design, Jennifer Lernke [that is, Kernke] ; costume design, Gideon Davey
Date time place
Originally produced for Channel 4 Television in 1999
http://bibfra.me/vocab/marc/featuredMedium
  • female voice
  • male voice
Language note
Sung in English
LC call number
M1500.A587
LC item number
P69 2005
http://bibfra.me/vocab/marc/performanceMedium
instrumental ensemble
PerformerNote
Mary Plazas (Duchess) ; Heather Buck (Maid) ; Daniel Norman (Electrician) ; Graeme Broadbent (Hotel manager) ; Birmingham Contemporary Music Group ; Thomas Adès, conductor
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1966-
  • 1970-
  • 1962-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Hensher, Philip
  • Plazas, Mary
  • Buck, Heather
  • Norman, Daniel
  • Broadbent, Graeme
  • Williams, Margaret
  • Alden, David
  • Fox, Gerald
  • Kernke, Jennifer
  • Davey, Gideon
  • Adès, Thomas
  • Adès, Thomas
  • Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
  • Channel Four (Great Britain)
  • Digital Classics (Firm)
Runtime
161
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Margaret
  • Adès, Thomas
  • Adès, Thomas
  • Margaret
  • Operas
  • Operas
Technique
live action
Label
Powder her face, composer, Thomas Adès ; libretto, Philip Hensher ; directed for stage by David Alden ; directed by Margaret Williams
Instantiates
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Note
  • Chamber opera in 7 acts
  • Title from title screen
  • 16:9 aspect ratio
  • Program notes and libretto in English inserted in container
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Powder her face (1:50:00) -- Bonus documentary: Thomas Adès, music for the 21st century / produced and directed by Gerald Fox, 1999 (51:00)
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (161 min.)
Isbn
9780769783505
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 5051083000666
  • 032031800496
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
DC10002
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)71292979
  • (OCoLC)ocm71292979
System details
DVD, all regions, widescreen 16:9 presentation; stereo
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Powder her face, composer, Thomas Adès ; libretto, Philip Hensher ; directed for stage by David Alden ; directed by Margaret Williams
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Note
  • Chamber opera in 7 acts
  • Title from title screen
  • 16:9 aspect ratio
  • Program notes and libretto in English inserted in container
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Powder her face (1:50:00) -- Bonus documentary: Thomas Adès, music for the 21st century / produced and directed by Gerald Fox, 1999 (51:00)
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (161 min.)
Isbn
9780769783505
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 5051083000666
  • 032031800496
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
DC10002
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)71292979
  • (OCoLC)ocm71292979
System details
DVD, all regions, widescreen 16:9 presentation; stereo
Video recording format
DVD

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