http://www.owenwhitemanagement.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/unspecified-2.jpegMary Plazas as the Duchess in Powder Her Face for Northern Ireland Opera

Mary Plazas as the Duchess in Powder Her Face for Northern Ireland Opera

In January 2017 Mary Plazas returned to the role of the Duchess in Thomas Adès’ Powder Her Face at the Lyric Theatre, Belfast for Northern Ireland Opera. She had previously sung the Duchess at the Aldeburgh Festival, the Almeida Theatre and on film for Channel 4 released on DVD. She also sang the role in concert with the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by the composer. Rupert Christiansen gave the production 5 stars “At the epicentre, is Mary Plazas as the Duchess. In a truly great piece of operatic acting, she makes this paper monster of egocentricity absurd yet pitiable in her delusions and humiliation, thus making moral and emotional sense of the entire opera.”